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Russian MoD released graphic showing how the Il-20 was shot down.Israeli AF F-16s masked themselves behind a Russian Il-20 during their airstrike against Syrian industrial facilities in #Tartus & #Latakia. Israel also used French Navy’s frigate Auvergne in area as cover.
4 Israeli F-16 jets attacked targets in Syria on Monday evening, approaching from Mediterranean at a low altitude. The Il-20 was on patrol in the same area.The warning came just a minute before the attack started,which did not leave time to move the Il-20 plane to a safe area.
Israelis have known that the Russian plane was present in the area, but this did not stop them from executing the provocation. As a consequence, the Il-20 was shot down by Syrian AD S-200 in response to the Israeli missiles attack.
Moscow has laid the blame for the crew’s deaths “squarely on the Israeli side.”
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu spoke to his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman on the phone about the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane on Monday night.
Shoigu: 'The blame for the downing of the Russian plane & the deaths of its crew members lies squarely on the Israeli side.The actions of the Israeli military were not in keeping with the spirit of the Russian-Israeli partnership,so we reserve the right to respond'
Russia summons Israel's ambassador to Russia over downed of Russian Il-20 military aircraft.
Putin on Israel’s role in Il-20 downing: When people are dying - especially under such circumstances - it is always a tragedy.Looks like chain of tragic circumstances.
Putin: 'Our position to the tragedy is stated in the message of the #Russia's Defense Ministry, which agreed with me.'
'of course, we must seriously deal with the incident'
Putin: 'response will be directed to additional security for Russian servicemen and our military facilities in Syria. It will be such steps that everyone will notice'

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Sep 24, 2018
Russian Minister of Defense S. Shoigu announces that Russia will complete the delivery to Damascus of an S-300 air defense system within two weeks.
Russian President V. Putin ordered the defense ministry to take several measures in response to the incident with Il-20:
1-Russia to supply S-300 to Syria (In 2013 on a request from the Israeli side suspended the delivery)
2-Russia to supply with automatic control systems to Syrian Air Defense Troops, "which are only supplied to the Russian Army". It will ensure identification of all Russian aircraft by the Syrian AD forces,centralized management of all Syrian AD and prompt target designation.
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Sep 23, 2018
Russian MoD presented a detailed 3D timeline of Il-20 downing in Syria on September 17.
Israeli Air Force had notified Russia of its planned attacks on Syrian targets simultaneously with the beginning of the strikes (1 min before), violating 2015 bilateral agreements to prevent incidents in Syrian airspace.
Air traffic on 17 Sep 2018 at 21:40
The Israeli Air Force misled Russia by providing wrong information about the area of the planned air strikes in Syria on September 17, thus preventing the Russian Il-20 from moving to a safe zone. Israel provided information about strikes in 'north' Syria instead of 'west'.
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