Russian plane with 15 military shot down a Syrian air defense
Russian military aircraft Il-20 was shot down over the Mediterranean sea air defense forces (PVO) Syria, according to the defense Ministry.
On Board were 15 people, all of them died.
According to the Ministry, the Il-20 was shot down because of the actions of Israel, which is yesterday, September 17, fired at the territory of Syria. On the planned missile attack Israel has warned the Russian side for a minute before impact, causing the Il-20 did not have time to withdraw to a safe area.
⚡This is a screenshot from the briefing MO — visible trajectory of the Israeli F-16 (blue) and our Il-20 (red) pic.twitter.com/m3kgBZzyMe
— RT in Russian (@RT_russian) September 18, 2018.
According to the Ministry of defense, Israeli F-16 fighters “hid behind a Russian aircraft”, substituting it under the fire of air defense of Syria. Russia sees Israel’s actions as hostile and “reserves the right to adequate retaliatory action.”
See also: fragments of the bodies of the crew of Il-20 were taken aboard Russian ships in Syria