“Putin told reporters that the downing of the plane by Syrian air defenses was a “chain of tragic accidental circumstances””

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Netanyahu, Putin talk amid tensions over downing of Russian spy plane’
by Agencies and Staff
September 18, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid rising tensions between the two countries after a Russian spy plane was shot down by Syria during an Israeli airstrike. “The prime minister, in the name of the State of Israel, conveyed sorrow over the deaths of the Russian soldiers and said that the responsibility for downing the plane falls on Syria,” a statement from Netanyahu’s office said. On Monday Syria accidentally shot down the Russian plane, killing all 15 crew members, when its air defenses swung into action against an Israeli strike. The Russian defense ministry blamed Israel, saying the IAF jets used the Russian plane as cover. READ MORE

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