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According to Ha'aretz Russia invited the Israeli ambassador for a discussion. Israel denies this. According to the Russians, Israel gave them 1 minute warning (I haven't found anything in English about this yet).
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 10:34:06 AM EST
Israel staying quiet on the Latakia attack thus the Russians are pushing the narrative taken over by the media!

Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria | BBC News |

What does Russia accuse Israel of doing?

In a statement, Russia said Israel's "irresponsible actions" were to blame, saying it was given less than a minute's warning ahead of the strikes, which was not enough time to get the military surveillance plane out of the way.

"The Israeli planes deliberately created a dangerous situation for surface ships and aircraft in the area," a defence ministry spokesman said.

The spokesman accused Israeli pilots of "using the Russian airplane as a cover", putting it "in the line of fire coming from Syrian air defence systems".

Russia military aircraft 'disappeared' off Syria during Israeli strikes | DW |
Russia says Syria shot down one of its military planes, blames Israel | Hürriyet Daily News |
Syria accidentally shot down Russian military plane, admits Kremlin | The Independent |

    Later on Tuesday morning the Kremlin said allied Syrian forces had inadvertently downed the plane, but heaped the blame on Israel for "irresponsible actions" - saying the country had launched air strikes by four F-16 jets with just one minute's warning, triggering the defensive barrage.

    There was not enough time to get the Il-20 out of harm's way, the RIA news agency quoted Russia's defence ministry as saying. The BBC quoted the ministry as saying: "Using the Russian airplane as a cover, Israeli pilots put it in the line of fire coming from Syrian air defence systems."

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 11:14:41 AM EST
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