Putin explained the death of the Il-20 a tragic chain of accidental circumstances
Moscow. September 18. INTERFAX.RU — Russian President Vladimir Putin called the tragedy of the Russian aircraft Il-20 chain of accidental circumstances and urged not to compare it with the destruction of the Russian su-24, Turkey in November 2015.
“As for your comparison with known events, when the Turkish fighter was shot down our plane it’s still a different situation,” he said at a press conference after talks with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban, answering a question of Interfax.
The Russian head of state explained that “when a Turkish fighter deliberately shot down our plane.”
“Here it is rather like the tragic chain of accidental circumstances, because the Israeli plane was not shot down our plane,” — said Putin.
“When people die, especially under such tragic circumstances, is always trouble — trouble for all of us, for the country, for loved ones of our fallen comrades. First of all, my condolences go out to the families of the victims,” he said.
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Russian reconnaissance aircraft Il-20 was shot down over the Mediterranean by Syrian air defense system of s-200 on the night of 18 September. The official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that the plane was set up under the blow of the Israeli aircraft.