The Russian foreign Ministry reiterated the call to Israel’s Ambassador after Israeli air strike in the Syrian Palmyra
Moscow. March 20. INTERFAX.RU — Deputy foreign Minister, special presidential envoy for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov confirmed that the Israeli Ambassador Gary Koren Moscow was summoned to the Russian foreign Ministry. Discussed the incident with the blow of the Israeli air force on targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra.
“Yes, he was asked about it,” Bogdanov said, answering a question “Interfax” about whether or not the head of the Israeli Embassy was summoned to the foreign Ministry on Friday in connection with the incident.
Informed about the call in the Israeli Ambassador to the foreign Ministry in connection with avenueto the Israeli air force carried out on the night of 17 March, the newspaper reported The Jerusalem Post.
Under statements of the Israeli media, Israeli planes attacked near the location of the Russian military.
The Israeli foreign Ministry confirmed the meeting Koren, Russian foreign Ministry, but refused to give details of the talks, said The Jerusalem Post.
Meanwhile, the Embassy of Israel in Russia on Sunday did not comment on reports about the call Ambassador Koren, the Russian foreign Ministry for explanations in connection with the air strikes by the Israeli air force on targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra.
“I’m not going to comment on these reports. Detailed information about the meeting of the Ambassador with the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov published on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry,” — said “Interfax” counselor of the Israeli Embassy press liaison Alex Kagalsky.
The Russian foreign Ministry said on Friday that the situation in Syria is discussed on the same day at a meeting with the indigenous Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov. “The main attention during the conversation was paid to the latest developments in and around Syria”, — stated in the message of the Russian foreign Ministry.
It was noted that this meeting was held at the initiative of the Russian side.
The Jerusalem Post recalls that between Russia and Israel created a mechanism to avoid incidents between soldiers of the two countries in Syria.
According to the press service of the defense army of Israel, in the night of Friday, March 17, Israeli aircraft struck several targets in Syria.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later said that the aim of the operation was the destruction of weapons intended for the Lebanese radical grouping “Hezbollah” which in Israel consider a terrorist.
It was reported that when the aircraft have already returned to Israel, it from Syrian territory was released a few air defense missiles, one of which was intercepted by Israeli air defense system “Strela”. Local media noted that this was the first combat use of this system.
Command of the armed forces of Syria said that the missile was shot down by Israeli aircraft. The Israel defense forces denied the allegations, saying that all the aircraft that participated in the antiterrorist operation, returned safely to their bases.