Sep 24, 2018, 11:26 PM
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Putin: Israel to blame for downing IL-20 plane near Lattakia

Tehran, Sept 24, IRNA - Russian President Vladimir Putin held Israel responsible for downing IL-20 plane over Mediterranean, pointing out that the Israeli air force behavior was the reason behind the catastrophe.

The conclusion comes following a telephone call between President Putin and Prime Minister of the Israeli occupation entity.
RT quoted a press statement by the Kremlin as saying that “the information submitted by Israeli military aviation about the Israeli air force operations over Syria contradicts with the conclusions of the Russian Defense Ministry.”

Following the downing of the plane, Russian Defense Ministry considered the Israeli act as an irresponsible and hostile one that caused the killing of 15 Russian soldiers.
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