Sep 18, 2018, 4:13 PM
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Russia blames Israel for plane disappearance

Moscow, Sept 18, IRNA - The Russian Ministry of Defense held the Zionist regime accountable for the disappearance of its intelligence plane over the Mediterranean sea.

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the Israeli planes put IL-200 Russian military plane into the path of Syrian air defense, causing it to be shot down by Syrian surface-to-air missile.

The statement calls Israel's action hostile and irresponsible, saying due to Israel's 'hostile provocation', Russian plane was downed by Syrian S-200 missile and 15 people on board were killed.

Several Russian military aviation and naval units are currently searching for the plane over the Mediterranean Sea.

The Il-20 disappeared from radar at about 11 p.m. Moscow time (20:00 GMT) on Monday 35 kilometers off the Syrian coast, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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