“While Netanyahu expressed “regret” over the deaths of the Russians in a phone call with Putin, he nevertheless reiterated Israel’s position that full responsibility rests with Syria and its allies”

MEDIA LINE
Israeli Delegation Heads To Moscow To Present Findings Over Downed Russian Jet
by Charles Bybelezer
September 20, 2018

An Israeli delegation led by the head of the air force left for Moscow Thursday morning to present preliminary findings of an investigation into this week’s downing of a Russian jet in Syria. Fifteen Russian servicemen were killed when their military transport plane was struck by Syrian defense missiles in the wake of an Israeli attack on a weapons manufacturing facility in Latakia. The Russian Defense Ministry immediately laid blame squarely on Israel’s shoulders, but President Vladimir Putin later defused what was shaping up to be a major diplomatic crisis by attributing the event to a “chain of tragic circumstances.” READ MORE

TIMES OF ISRAEL Russia demands ‘further explanations’ from Israel on downed plane As Jerusalem attributes deadly incident to Syrian air defense operators, Moscow says ‘new information’ on crash will ‘soon emerge’

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