Air force commander of Israel’s coming Thursday in Russia information on the Il-20

Air force commander of Israel’s coming Thursday in Russia information on the Il-20

TEL AVIV, 19 Sep — RIA Novosti. A military delegation led by the commander of the air force Amikam Norkin will go on Thursday in Moscow with information about the incident with the Russian reconnaissance aircraft Il-20, which was shot down by Syria’s air defense in repelling the Israeli airstrike, said the army press-service.


“Air force commander and his entourage will present a picture of what happened in all its aspects, including the main conclusions of the investigation conducted by the Israel defense forces,” — said in a press release.

The defense Ministry announced that on September 17 at around 23.00 GMT connection lost returning to the base Hamim Russian plane Il-20, which was 35 kilometers from the Mediterranean coast. As stated in the Department, around the same time, four Israeli F-16 fighter attacked the Syrian objects in Latakia. According to the defense Ministry under the guise of a Russian plane that Israeli airmen had set him up under the blow of air defense of Syria, the Il-20 was hit by a missile complex s-200. Killed 15 Russian soldiers.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed readiness to provide Russia with all of the information necessary to investigate the accident Il-20, and proposed to send to Moscow the commander of the air force. He called for further coordination of the military of the two countries in Syria. However, he laid on Syria, the responsibility for the plane crash.