Connect with us

Featured

Russia Threatens Israel of Dire Consequences for Crash of IL-20 Aircraft in Syria

Published

on

Russia will respond to actions of the Israeli Air Force that led to a deadly crash of Russia’s IL-20 aircraft on Monday night in Syria. This was stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.

“We have informed today our Israeli colleagues, and I have also informed personally the Israeli Defense Minister that such actions will not be left unanswered by us,” Shoigu said.

The Russian IL-20 that was shot down by Syrian air defence systems as it had been conducting reconnaissance exercise in the Idlib de-escalation zone before the crash, Shoigu said.

“Our reconnaissance airplane IL-20 with 15 crew members on board – that had been conducting reconnaissance duties over the Idlib de-escalation zone to find places of storage and collection of unmanned aerial vehicles which fly from this zone and strike various Syrian regions – was in the strike zone, strictly speaking between Israel’s aircraft – four F-16 planes – and Syrian territory,” he said.

Israeli F-16 jets delivered strikes on Syria using the Russian Ilyushin-20 reconnaissance plane as cover since the Israelis believed that Syria’s air defences would not counteract against that trajectory, Shoigu said. “It’s clear to any specialist the strike was delivered using our Ilyushin-20 as cover because they thought the Syrian air defence systems would not act in that direction,” he stated.

“The Israeli side didn’t issue a warning or, to be more precise, they warned us a minute before conducting the strike,” he said. “They told us they were about to attack facilities on the Syrian territory, and they did it.”

“As a result of countermeasures to the Israeli attack, the Syrian air defence system brought down the Ilyushin-20,” Shoigu indicated.

On September 17, contact was lost with the crew of a Russian IL-20 plane that was returning to the Hmeymim airbase, 35 km off the Syrian coast. The ministry stated that the IL-20 disappeared from the air traffic control radars during the attack of four Israeli F-16 planes on Syrian facilities in the Latakia Governorate.

Meanwhile, The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after this incident. In a call to Vladimir Putin, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu expressed regret at the loss of 15 Russian personnel but stressed again that Syria was to blame.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

INDIAN-ARMY INDIAN-ARMY
Asia Pacific2 hours ago

Indian Army Has Deployed Additional 100,000 Troops Near The LAC – Top Chinese General

Despite the sixth round of Corps Commander level meeting between India and China which failed to provide any significant breakthrough,...

F18-India-Deal F18-India-Deal
Featured2 hours ago

NATO Commitment Forces Germany To Acquire F-18 Super Hornets & Reduce Number Of Typhoons

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is looking to procure the new Eurofighter Typhoons and F-18 Super Hornets to bridge the gap...

INDIA-CHINA INDIA-CHINA
Expert Reviews4 hours ago

‘Hot Winters’ Ahead – China Says PLA Needs To Teach A Harsh Lesson To ‘Insincere’ India – Analysis

The portents of war between China and India seem to be getting more and more darker by every passing day....

SAAB-GRIPEN SAAB-GRIPEN
Featured10 hours ago

SAAB Delivers Gripen-E Jets To Brazil; Offers ‘Exceptional Deal’ To The Indian Air Force

With India’s new FDI model under the new indigenization drive, SAAB has seen it as a lucrative offer and is...

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Europe11 hours ago

After Rafale Jets, This Air Force Wants Stealth F-35s That Was Once Meant For Turkey?

While some recent reports indicated that with the arrival of F-35s, UAE cold shed some of its F-16s and sell...

j20-vs-tejas j20-vs-tejas
Asia Pacific12 hours ago

Taiwanese Expert Says ‘Bathrooms Best Place To Hide’ During Chinese Air Raids, Missile Attack

As tensions between China and Taiwan are only increasing day by day, former Ministry of Defense advisor Sung Chao-wen on...

SU-30-MKI SU-30-MKI
Featured15 hours ago

Indian SU-30 MKI Jets Loaded With BrahMos Missiles Practice Hitting Chinese Assets Far Away From Ladakh

Soaring tensions between India and China in Ladakh has seen both the sides deploying thousands of troops, heavy artillery and...

China-and-India China-and-India
Asia Pacific15 hours ago

India-China War Highly Unlikely; Beijing Only Testing Indian Resilience – Experts

India-China War: The joint statement following the meeting said that ministers had a “frank and constructive discussion on the developments...

imran-khan imran-khan
Featured16 hours ago

India, Pakistan Clash At UNGA – Indian Diplomat Walks Out As Imran Khan Goes All-Out Over Kashmir

India strongly reacted to Pakistan PM Imran Khan's speech at UNGA calling it a 'diplomatic low'. India's envoy to the...

J-10VSF-16 J-10VSF-16
Featured1 day ago

Next US Intervention In Taiwan & There Would Be No Taiwan – China

Amid suggestions for the United States to deploy its troops to Taiwan, Chinese military experts have warned that any such...

Advertisement