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Russian MoD: Il-20 downed by Syrian missile after attacking Israel’s F-16s used it as cover

Russia has stated that it “reserves right to response” after claiming that Israel’s actions led to downing of Il-20 by Syrian S-200 missiles.

The Russian military accused their Israeli counterparts for causing the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane by the Syrian air defense forces, which were responding to an Israeli air raid on Latakia.

Via RT


The Russian military say the Israeli raid on Syria triggered a chain of events, which led to the shooting down of a Russian Il-20 plane by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile. Moscow reserves the right to respond accordingly.

On Monday evening four Israeli F-16 fighter jets attacked targets in Syria’s Latakia after approaching from the Mediterranean, a statement by the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday. The Israeli warplanes came at a small altitude and “created a dangerous situation for other aircraft and vessels in the region”, it said.

The military said the French Navy’s frigate “Auvergne” as well as a Russian Il-20 plane were in the area of the Israeli operation.

“The Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces. As a consequence, the Il-20, which has radar cross-section much larger than the F-16, was shot down by an S-200 system missile,” the statement said.

The Russian ministry stressed that the Israelis must have known that the Russian plane was present in the area, which didn’t stop them from “the provocation”. Israel also failed to warn Russia about the planned operation in advance. The warning came a minute before the attack started, which “did not leave time to move the Russian plane to a safe area,” the statement said.

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Joe
Joe
September 18, 2018

Russia reserves the right to respond by inviting Israel to their next victory day parade.

Manon
Manon
Reply to  Joe
September 18, 2018

Hey “Joe,” — we hear you. Was it your grandpa Kaganovich who stood next to Stalin during the parades in Moscow? Or you are from Frenkel’s (of GULAG fame) family? Your “Holocaust survivors” prefer to kill by millions, see the Holodomor and GULAG. Nothing pleases your treacherous tribe of whiners more than the exercises in sadism and mass slaughter. Your “Holo-biz” Nuland-Kagan even has installed a Jewish Groysman in Ukraine to finish the job started by Lazar Kaganovich.
Your tribe is cursed not for nothing but for dishonesty, pettiness, and bloodthirstiness. Parasites.

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Manon
September 18, 2018

Hey Manon, clearly, speaking in jest is a level of comprehension above your intellectual level. Why are you having a go at me?

Andre
Andre
Reply to  Joe
September 19, 2018

Yes, I understood your cynical remark, and a pity it was not understood.

Cheryl Brandon
Cheryl Brandon
Reply to  Joe
September 18, 2018

The way to respond is to give Syrians the most up to date equipment to defend themselves the Israhelli terrorist; That is the only way Syria will be safe; Lebanon has to stop assisting Israhell?? as well!! Russia must now arm Hezbollah!!

A.F.
A.F.
Reply to  Cheryl Brandon
September 18, 2018

Russia sponsors ISIS allready

Hes
Hes
Reply to  A.F.
September 19, 2018

Try harder, my “selfchosen” friend. Ask your Hasbara supervisor for some extra Shekels.

mikhas
mikhas
September 18, 2018

This is bs since Russian and Syrian defences are meshed, the plane would appear as “friend” not for.

Hes
Hes
Reply to  mikhas
September 18, 2018

??????? What?

spike
spike
Reply to  Hes
September 18, 2018

all aircraft are fitted with an IFF (identifier friend or foe) beacon. but in their haste to launch as many missiles as possible the syrian operators didn’t even bother to look for friendly aircraft in the vicinity of their targeting vector

Hes
Hes
Reply to  spike
September 19, 2018

I see you know exactly nothing about it.

Andre
Andre
September 18, 2018

Time for Russia to respond seriously to this provocation and deception.

voza0db
voza0db
Reply to  Andre
September 18, 2018

Not a chance!

Hes
Hes
September 18, 2018

Evil Khazarian joohole called IsraHell is a pure evil. They can only lie, steal and kill.

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
September 18, 2018

This is shocking. Did Netenyahu order it? I can’t imagine he didn’t know. If he did, he’s openly challenging Putin.

Netenyahu despises ‘weak’ people. He seems to be itching to start WW3 to eliminate the weak people, which of course means the Palestinians among others.

Harris
Harris
September 18, 2018

Dont Come an whim or mon here, Russia is ripping is treacherous benefit for its weak stance on Syrian aggressor, even the French Can now slap Russia military and suffer no consequence. Here Will just scream our western Partner! Russia is just à Paper tiger ! Why Syria shouldn’t have an S300 missile to defend itself against immoral action like that is unbelievable ! Now if ont was m’y family member on the Russia IL-20 crew I will Ask Putin to resuscitate my loved one killed in this incident ! The Real culprit us PUTIN, full stop!

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Harris
September 18, 2018

Moron!

Manon
Manon
Reply to  Harris
September 18, 2018

From now on, each Russian aircraft should carry a Jew as a passenger. Otherwise, the former bouncer Avi ( a Moldovan thug and felon of Turkish appearance) and the former furniture peddler Bibi would not understand the value of life. The Jewish Bolsheviks are unredeemable.

Manon
Manon
Reply to  Harris
September 18, 2018

Ukraining accent was detected. Is this you, Groysman?

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
September 18, 2018

This bears many of the same hallmarks as the cynical assassination of the Su-24 by Turkish F-16s. It was carefully planned, and took every possible advantage of the Russians’ efforts to coordinate and avoid misunderstandings. Just as the Turkish fighter that shot down the Su-24 had been in the air for several hours, just waiting for the chance to stab the Russians in the back, this Israeli attack was obviously designed to make the Syrians shoot down their ally’s aircraft. Unless, of course, it was not a Syrian missile at all. In which case either Israel, France or some other… Read more »

Cicero
Cicero
September 18, 2018

The Israelis were sneaky they knew launching an attack close to the spy plane would result in Syrian air defences responding. They used it as cover & unfortunately the servicemen paid the price. This is what happens when you let an aggressor get away time & time again with provocations without doing anything. Israelis took advantage knowing Russia has never responded to any of its numerous attacks. Russia needs to take a firmer stance & impose a no fly zone & shoot anything which is attacking Syria.

Manon
Manon
Reply to  Cicero
September 18, 2018

Let’s see if there any victims related to Jews in Israel.

spike
spike
Reply to  Cicero
September 18, 2018

then the blame clearly lies at the feet of the anti-air missile operators…to just launch without checking the area the weapon is launched into is tantamount to deciding to deliberately shoot down the russian a/c

Hes
Hes
Reply to  spike
September 19, 2018

LOL!!! Say shalom to your Hasbara supervisor.

spike
spike
September 18, 2018

israel used it as cover and the incompetence of the syrian ad operators did the rest

Hes
Hes
Reply to  spike
September 19, 2018

Shalom, shalom. I love your pathetic Hasbara jooshit.

Mike
Mike
September 18, 2018

Jeee! Russia should traget Syria as they are the one that shot down their plane, not Israel!!! What a complete non sense from Russia!

Hes
Hes
Reply to  Mike
September 19, 2018

OK, “Mike”. Now you can go to steal something or just suck some blood from goyim child instead of posting this jooshit.

Cat Pillar
Cat Pillar
September 18, 2018

Wrap it in plastic – like Kaliningrad. And Crimea.

Cheryl brandon
Cheryl brandon
September 18, 2018

My condolences goes out to the 14 pilots/soldiers who were up by Israhell terrorists; They illegally flew into Syrian airspace, attacked Syrians; When the Syrians tried to defend themselves, the Irsahelli criminals placed a Russian jet in harms way; Willfully got 14 pilots killed like they did with the USS Liberty in 1967. RIP UN/International Laws/ ICC!! the Criminals/Bullies defiantly LIE on Arabs again!!

Martha
Martha
Reply to  Cheryl brandon
September 19, 2018

The U.N. (or ‘the one’) and ‘International Laws’ and ‘International con-ventions’ exist to protect the guilty, never the innocent.

7.62x54R
7.62x54R
September 18, 2018

How many more times are Russian servicemen going to die because of US-Saudi-Israeli underhandedness and criminality?

A.F.
A.F.
Reply to  7.62x54R
September 18, 2018

Lets hope and pray thousands more!

Gazza
Gazza
Reply to  A.F.
September 19, 2018

Ukropi clown alert…

Hes
Hes
Reply to  A.F.
September 19, 2018

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to retards!

A.F.
A.F.
September 18, 2018

Great news, Assad downed Russian plane, out of humanity! Downed by Russian weapons!

7.62x54R
7.62x54R
Reply to  A.F.
September 18, 2018

Underhanded Israeli-US deviants have killed another 14 Russian personnel. Too bad the Russians have not realized that they are dealing with lairs and thugs and have not exterminated the US-Israeli invaders’ aircraft. Time to declare that Syrian airspace is closed to NATO and Israeli invaders.

michael
michael
September 18, 2018

after this last event….all Israeli aircraft will be shot down immediately….any missiles launched towards Syria will be met with an equal response on military installations in israel….let the war begin….

A.F.
A.F.
Reply to  michael
September 18, 2018

Russians love war, like in Donbass and Crimea.

john vieira
Reply to  A.F.
September 18, 2018

Pot/kettle…a***hole!!!

Hes
Hes
Reply to  A.F.
September 19, 2018

Yes, you ukie joos are really funny imbeciles. Now just fuck off!

A.F.
A.F.
September 18, 2018

The U.S. Air Force and eight other nations will participate next month in independent Ukraine’s largest aviation exercise, which aims to promote regional security and improve that country’s cooperation with NATO members, the military said Tuesday.

TEP
TEP
September 19, 2018

The IL-20 wasnt an ordinary aircraft and these were not ‘crewmen’. This is a huge loss to Russia and Syria – these were highly trained (over 10 years) electronic warfare specialists and the plane included some of the most advanced EW capability on the planet. The Russian military are furious and demanding a response, as are most Russians whilst Putin is trying to calm it all down … there could be a serious rift. So the empire of chaos will be thrilled at such a big Russian EW loss and any rift between Putin and his military and/or electorate would… Read more »

Hes
Hes
Reply to  TEP
September 19, 2018

Those devils from IsraHell did it intentionally.

William spence
William spence
September 19, 2018

The Israeli complicity in the death of Russian personnel makes Putin look very bad. What can he do to redeem himself!

William spence
William spence
September 19, 2018

What next? A false flag poison attack by terrorists in Idlib.

An attack by terrorists across the demilitarized zone of Putin-Erdogan?

Or maybe in Ukraine across that demilitarized zone. They don’t work do they?

Cat Pillar
Cat Pillar
September 19, 2018

Israel is directly responsible for the deaths of 15 Russian servicemen and what’s the Russian official response….. “This was reckless.” —- Like they’re naughty adolescent boys! If the pension reform cost Putin 20 points in the polls, what will “reckless and tragic circumstances” do? Another 20? 50? Down to rockbottom? Oh well, his problem but who woulda thought it …. Putin is Netanyahoo’s bìtch. Way to go Little Izzie – obviously there’s more to that upstart postage stamp than I ever thought. Somehow, you have the Russian Federation by the short and curlies. I wonder – will The Duran be… Read more »

Zina
Zina
September 19, 2018

Putin je već reagovao, Izrael može nastaviti obarati Ruske avione.

am hants
am hants
September 19, 2018

I wonder why the Defence Secretary from the ‘UK’ section of FUKUS, was over in Ukraine, conversing with the Far Right Savages, whilst the ‘F’ section of ‘FUKUS’, was launching missiles on Syria? What have the got planned, over in ‘Hilary’s Mercenary Land’? LUNACY: Kiev’s Plan To Reconquer Crimea – Create Floating Base In Sea Of ​​Azov… https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/09/lunacy-kievs-plan-to-reconquer-crimea-create-floating-base-in-sea-of-%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8Bazov/ UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson the latest Western official to visit the frontline of the war in eastern Ukraine. Photos Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation… https://liveuamap.com/en/2018/19-september-uk-defense-secretary-gavin-williamson-the-latest I do wonder if the UK Government, is just some franchise of the Clinton Foundation? They seem… Read more »

Shaun Ramewe
Shaun Ramewe
September 27, 2018

Backfired!! Along come the s-300’s for sovereign anti-terror pro-democracy Syria.

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