Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Russian Federation blames Israel after plane shot down in Syria

Russian Federation blames Israel after plane shot down in Syria

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu discussed the matter with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday, warning that Moscow could retaliate with unspecified "measures".

The analyst went on to assert that the shoot down incident would likely serve to enhance Russian-Israeli coordination in Syria.

"On behalf of the Syrian people and by my name, we express our deep condolence over the fall of the Russian jet on the Mediterranean, causing the martyrdom of the Russian heroes who were doing their noble duties along with their colleagues of the Russian military forces in the fight against terrorism in Syria", al-Assad said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin tested a new sniper rifle produced by Kalashnikov during a visit to the company's shooting range in Patriot park outside Moscow on Wednesday.

It added that the delegation would "present the continuous Iranian attempts to transfer strategic weapons to Hezbollah.and to establish an Iranian military presence in Syria".

Russia, along with Iran, has given Syrian President Bashar al-Assad support throughout the country's seven-year civil war, which began with a government crackdown on protesters in March 2011.

However, he insisted the Russian plane had been felled by "extensive and inaccurate Syrian anti-aircraft (fire)".

"A lot of Israeli attacks on Syria have nothing to do with arms transfers to Hizbullah and Israel is seeking to prevent Syria from obtaining missile capabilities", Nasrallah added.

"We will do whatever is necessary to safeguard the security of Israel's citizens. and we will not hold these discussions over the airwaves", he said.

The Israeli prime minister also stressed the importance of maintaining a "joint mechanism" with Russian Federation with a view to averting unintended military escalations in Syria.

Israeli air strikes that caused a brief military spat with Russian Federation late Monday completely destroyed an ammunition storage depot near the Syrian city of Latakia, new satellite images reveal. "We will do everything so as not to harm anyone we do not intend to, God forbid", Bennett told Army Radio in a separate interview.

"Moscow views as irresponsible and unfriendly actions of Israeli Air Force, which exposed Russian Il-20 aircraft to danger and lead to death of 15 servicemen", the mission wrote in a scathing statement on its Twitter account.

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