In Israel, spoke about the “hot line” with Russian air base in Syria
A “hotline” to prevent accidental clashes between the Israeli and Russian military successfully operating in 2015. This was told by the former head of the Ministry of defense of Israel Moshe ya’alon in an interview to “RIA Novosti”.
According to him, emergency channel between the airbase “Hamim” and the command center of the “Kyrie” in tel Aviv earned almost simultaneously with the emergence in Syria of aircraft of the Russian Federation.
“At the beginning of the Russian presence was a case when one Russian pilot almost crossed our border on the Golan heights. We realized that it was Russian plane, and used the “hot line” for communication with [the Russian air base in Syria] Hamim: “Your plane is about to enter our airspace. Be careful!” The issue was resolved immediately,” ya’alon told the Agency.
According to him, both sides speak highly about the effectiveness of this “mechanism of deconfliction” and expressed interest in continuing the work of “hot line”.
On 11 April, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin held telephone talks with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. The conversation took place on the initiative of the Israeli side.