Russia state media Syrian missiles shot down a maritime patrol aircraft down, killing 15 people on board. Syria antiaircraft meant to fire at the Israeli jets in the Latakia region of Northwest Syria.
“As a result of the irresponsible actions of the Israeli military, 15 Russian servicemen were killed, which is absolutely not in keeping with the spirit of Russian-Israeli partnership,” said Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, spokesperson for the Russian military, according to RIA-Novosti.
Israel acknowledged their activity and immediately expressed sorrow for the loss of Russians on the flight and blamed Bashar al-Assad of the Syrian regime. Israeli Defense Forces also communicated that they would establish certain protocols so such an incident would never happen again. “Israel holds the Assad regime, whose military shot down the Russian plane, fully responsible for this incident,” the IDF said.
The Syrian anticraft batteries were fired without bothering to ensure there were any planes in the air. Syria notably has a strong relationship with Israel and Syria and this incident is as reporters to it as diplomatic conundrum. “Here it’s more like a chain of tragic accidental circumstances, because Israel didn’t shoot our plane down. But there’s no doubt, no doubt at all, that we will have to take a serious look at what in fact happened, and our view of this tragedy is set out in the statement issued by the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense, which has been fully agreed with me,” Putin said.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed that Israel would transfer all relevant information about the incident to Russia and that it would send the Commander of the Israeli Force to Moscow to personally hand over all the information.
Despite the apology Russian Army Gen. Sergei Shoigu said that the actions of the Israeli air force as irresponsible and told Avigdor Liberman Israeli Defense Minister that ” the fault rests entirely with the Israeli side.” “We reserve the right for further reciprocal steps,” Shoigu said. U.D President Donald Trump asserted that this is not a good situation