Russian MoD Blames Israel for Attack Which Led to Downing of Il-20 by Syria
The Russian Defense Ministry held a press conference to discuss the destruction of a Russian military aircraft with people on board off the coast of Syria, which happened at the same time that Israeli and French forces were mounting aerial attacks on targets in Syria.
The Il-20 aircraft has been downed by Syrian military forces after Israel jets put it under attack off the Syrian coast, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov stated. According to the spokesman, the Israeli jets deliberately created a dangerous situation in Latakia. He stressed that Israel’s aviation control systems could not but notice the Russian aircraft as it was landing.
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Kremlin comments on Russian military plane incident in Syria
The Kremlin promises to analyze the shooting down of Russia’s Ilyushin-20 plane and expresses concern, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told the media.
“As for our plane that has been shot down, I can only say that the Kremlin is extremely worried in connection with this incident,” Peskov told the media.
He added that “the full evaluation of the incident is available in the Defense Ministry’s statement.”
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Russia detects missile launches from French frigate off Syria’s coast in Mediterranean
17 Sep, 2018
The French Navy’s newest frigate, FS ‘Auvergne,’ fired rockets at around 8pm GMT on Monday, the Russian military said. “Airspace control has recorded rocket launches from the French frigate ‘Auvergne,’” the ministry’s statement read. The ‘Auvergne’ is deployed in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Syria
Read more at https://www.rt.com/news/438676-french-frigate-mediterranean-missiles/
The Heart of the Russian Air Force: The Syrian Fighter Jet Downed by Israel in the Golan Heights
Jul 24, 2018
The Syrian aircraft the Israel Defense Forces shot down over the Golan Heights on Tuesday is a Russian-made Sukhoi, either model 24 or 22, according to the IDF.
Sukhoi has been manufacturing planes since 1939 and is the most important supplier to the Russian air force and many other militaries to which Russia sells or supplies arms.
The Sukhoi Su-24, which is known throughout the world by its NATO reporting name Fencer, was first introduced into the Soviet Air Forces in 1975. This is one of the oldest Sukhoi models still in operational use; it is also used by the armies of Azerbaijan, Algeria, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Libya, Ukraine and Syria.
Read more at https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/the-syrian-fighter-jet-downed-by-israel-in-the-golan-heights-1.6313342
Macron with Neocon-Netanyahu provocation against Russia-Syria
French President Emmanuel Macron accused Damascus of “chemical attacks” against civilians in the Syrian rebel enclave of Douma in a call with US leader Donald Trump Sunday, as international outrage mounts against the alleged use of the weapons.
The statement from the Elysee Palace said Macron “strongly condemned the chemical attacks on April 7 against the population of Douma.”
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