The Ministry of defence was accused of falsifying
Israeli media presented the chronology of the collapse of the Il-20.
The Israeli media has accused the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation in the falsification of information and presented their chronology of events in the skies over Latakia on 17 September, which led to the deaths of 15 Russian military. In Israel, insisting that Israeli F-16 was not framed Russian reconnaissance aircraft Il-20 under fire from Syrian air defense and say that warned of the attack four minutes. At the same time Israel consider it necessary to continue cooperation with Russia on Syria, and we hope that Moscow will not cancel scheduled for early October meeting of the coordination group.
On Friday, the Israeli newspaper “gaarets” has published his chronology of events that took place in the Syrian sky on September 17. According to the publication, these data were contained in a 40-page report, which was brought to Moscow on 20 September, the Israeli delegation led by the commander of the air force Amikam Norkin.
The publication says that in the day when the presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to a compromise in the area of de-escalation in Idlib province in Northern Syria, the Israeli military received intelligence about the Iranian unloading equipment for the production of vysokotochnye missiles near Latakia. The equipment was supposed to redirect to Lebanon’s Shiite movement “Hezbollah”. Israel has decided to destroy the object in the air was raised four F-16 fighter, which took off from an airbase in southern Israel, headed North and attacked the goal, being at high altitude to the East of Cyprus. It is emphasized that at the beginning of the operation Il-20 was 200 km away from Israeli fighters.
The Israeli media, and informed representatives of the military command of the country categorically rejects the version of the defense Ministry that F-16 hiding behind the Il-20 and framed the Russian military under attack.
As writes “gaarets” referring to the Israeli military, the Syrian air defense could falsely detect the presence of the air, Israeli fighter from electronic warfare systems, but it could not see later the Russian military. The newspaper accuses the defense Ministry of falsifying information.
While another Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth emphasizes that since the Israeli military warned the Russian colleagues, and before was struck by the purpose in the district of Latakia, it took 12 minutes. The Russian military reported that Israeli aircraft will come from Cyprus.
According to the newspaper, during a visit to Moscow, General Amico Norkin suggested the Russian colleagues to discuss new options for coordination, but his proposal hung in the air. Now these same proposals plans to introduce into Moscow the General-major Aaron Haleva, who heads the coordinating group of the military of the two countries in Syria with the Israeli side. The Israelis propose to increase the warning time to the aircraft that may be at risk, could change the route in and out of the danger zone.
In Israel hope that the meeting will not be canceled, but at the same time fear that the new Russian requirements for coordination may not be feasible. The newspaper quotes words of the head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Bondarev that the warnings must be “not for a minute or two, and at least two or three days.”