‘Major mistake’: Israel, US warn Russia against giving S-300 missiles to Syria
Netanyahu says move to arm Assad with advanced system within 2 weeks following downing of spy plane will ‘magnify dangers’ in region, Bolton cautions of ‘significant escalation’
24 September 2018
Both Jerusalem and Washington warned Russia on Monday evening against its declared intention to provide the Syrian military with advanced surface-to-air missiles within two weeks, saying the move would further destabilize the region and increase already high tensions.
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Putin says move to boost Syria’s air defense aimed at protecting Russian servicemen
The Russian leader has held a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
September 24, 2018
Russia’s decision to strengthen combat capacities of Syrian air defense systems are geared primarily to avert the threat to the lives of Russian servicemen, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday during a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Russia’s S-300 delivery shows Israel who’s in charge, but not aimed at hurting relations – analysts
24 Sep, 2018
Russia’s decision to boost Syrian air defenses in response to the downing of an Il-20 plane amid an Israeli raid is meant to sting, but not pose a serious threat to Israel’s national security, experts told RT.
Last week, a Russian Il-20 electronic warfare plane with 15 crew on board was shot down off Syria’s coast by a Syrian anti-air missile fired in response to an Israeli air raid. The raid targeted the Latakia province, which houses a Russian airbase.
Read more at https://www.rt.com/news/439211-russia-israel-syria-fallout/
Israel Can’t Get Away With Il-20 Downing in Syria – IR Scholars
During a press conference earlier this week, the Russian Defense Ministry stated that Israel was responsible for the destruction of a Russian military aircraft, which was downed by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean sea when Damascus attempted to repel an Israeli missile attack on Monday.
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Russian defense ministry presents data as evidence of Israeli involvement in Il-20 crash
The ministry’s spokesman said the S-400 system recorded the flight of an S-200 missile targeting the Israeli F-16
September 24, 2018
Russia’s defense ministry has presented data from the S-400 radar deployed at the airbase at Syria’s Hmeymim as evidence proving the Israeli air forces’ responsibility for the incident with the Russian Ilyushin-20 plane killing 15 servicemen.
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Russia may clip Israel’s wings in Syria and gears up to use Iranian airbase
Kommersant: Russia may deploy S-300s to Syria after Il-20 downing
September 24, 2018
Russia’s Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that Israel is solely to blame for the crash of its Il-20 aircraft in Syria last week. The Israeli F-16 fighter jets had not only issued a warning about carrying out strikes on Syrian facilities but also used the Russian military jet as cover knowing that Syrian air defense missiles would hit a larger target. The visit by the Israeli military delegation to Moscow, which denied the complicity of its Air Force in the tragedy, did not ease tensions over the incident, Kommersant wrote. Russia has vowed to respond and may deploy S-300 missile systems to Syria
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