BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said he warned his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman that “actions” such as the downing of Russian aircraft over Syria will not be left unanswered, speaking in Moscow on Tuesday.

“Today we informed our Israeli colleagues, in particular I, informed Israeli defence minister [Avigdor Lieberman] that we would not leave such actions without a response,” Shoigu said.

Earlier on Tuesday the Russian Defence Ministry stated that a Russian Il-20 jet was downed by the Syrian Air Defence Forces after an Israeli F-16 used it as cover during its missile attack on Syrian targets. According to the Russian Defence Ministry, four Israeli F-16 fighter jets attacked Syrian targets near the Latakia city on Monday evening, after approaching them from the Mediterranean Sea.

In a statement, the Israeli Defence Forces denied responsibility for the downing of the plane: “Israel expresses sorrow for the death of the aircrew members of the Russian plane that was downed tonight due to Syrian anti-aircraft fire. Israel holds the Assad regime, whose military shot down the Russian plane, fully responsible for this incident.”

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Manuel Flores Escobar
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Manuel Flores Escobar
2018-09-18 23:28

If Russia respond attacking Israel air base or HQ.. send a poweful messege to NATO….if dont do it….will send a clearly messege of weakness…

You can call me AL
You can call me AL
2018-09-19 00:09

Add the whole of Tel Aviv.

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Stern Daler
2018-09-19 11:33

Israel is not in the NATO. Russia will not be so naive as to additionally attack and enrage the NATO or a NATO country with any “powerful message”.

The ignorance and naivety of many Americans from both the North and the South of that continent is surprising.

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2018-09-19 15:52
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I am from Spain..not south American….and of course israel is not a NATO member…but NATO is the enemy of Russia….powerful messege is to launch Kalibr missile from Caspian sea to Syria( 1642 km)….then NATO can see that Russian navy can destroy NATO main airbases runways…

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Stern Daler
2018-09-21 15:54

Did not know Spaniards are naive too. NATO is not an enemy to Russia. Only some NATO countries are Russophobiacs. NATO is about defence.

John
John
2018-09-18 23:53

RUSSIA needs to set up a NO FLY ZONE against all military aircraft around Syria and out into the Med – No Nato, No Turks, No Zionist Usurper Regime, and No “used to be-USA” Israeli stooge forces, anywhere within 200 miles of Syria coast. No Fly & Yes Shoot Down on Sight.
Your ally is under attack day in and day out — Defend her!
No such thing as a random event. Stop cuddling Nutcaseyahoo for Christ’s sake.

Nestor
Nestor
2018-09-19 04:27

Rusia cada ves me decepciona, el liderazgo de Putin se va cayendo al tolerar las intromisiones de Netanyahu y Erdogan.
Si Israel no atacara constantemente al pueblo Sirio para apoyar a los terroristas nunca hubiera ocurrido este echo lamentable.

SaladinonTV
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2018-09-18 23:04

Just one more time you naughty yids and we’ll we’ll we’ll really get mad, you just watch us

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ziad
2018-09-19 01:16
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l**o ,,exactly what i read between the lines too

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Stern Daler
2018-09-19 11:26

Israel’s attack triggered the Syrian military reaction and is thus fully responsible of the collateral damage and deaths.

beto pires
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beto pires
2018-09-18 22:55

Russia will do nothing! Against Israel? I doubt it!

CHAOS KNIGHT
CHAOS KNIGHT
2018-09-19 01:35

Russia is truly madly deeply in love with israel .
this accident will be forgiven and will happen over and over again

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Basir
2018-09-19 10:15

Good news

Lut
Lut
2018-09-19 10:13

Russia is not going to bust a grape against. Russia will attack militias with no Air Force or navy. Especially bombing civilians as well.

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Frank Pennestri
2018-09-20 00:22
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Bullshit