I wonder what Putin will do. Cannot let RuAF just bomb Israelis
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KonashenkovMoscow. 23 September. INTERFAX-AVN - The Russian Defense Ministry presented the minute-by-minute chronology of the Il-20 crash in Syria and completely laid the blame for the wreck of the Russian airplane on the Israeli Air Force.
"We believe that the blame for the tragedy with the Russian Il-20 aircraft lies entirely with the Israeli air force and those who took a decision on this kind of activity," said Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, at a briefing on Sunday.
According to him, the actions of the Israeli Air Force, committed against the Russian Il-20, "go beyond the civilized construction of relations."
"The military leadership of Israel either does not appreciate the level of relations with Russia, or does not control individual commands and commanders who understood that their actions lead to tragedy," I.Konashenkov emphasized.
RUSSIAN ALERT TO TAKE UP ITS OPERATION ISRAELI SIDE TO INFRINGEMENT AGREEMENTS DID NOT TWENTY TIME, AND SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE BEGINNING OF IMPACT.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, from 20:31 on September 17 the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft with 15 servicemen on board tracked the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone. At that time, a group of four F-16 fighters flew from the territory of Israel to launch a surprise strike against Syria's industrial facilities. Israeli fighters, flying over the neutral waters of the Mediterranean Sea, occupied a patrol area 90 km west of Latakia.
At 21:39 a representative of the Israeli Air Force command through the deconflexing channel notified the command of the Russian group of troops in Syria about the upcoming air strike in northern Syria. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation claims that it has a confirmatory audio recording of this conversation, which was conducted in Russian.
In one minute, at 21:40, four Israeli F-16s attacked the controlled GBU-39 airbuses on industrial targets - but not in northern Syria, but in Latakia province, located in the western part of the country.
"Thus, the Israeli side informed the Russian side of the operation of its operation, in violation of the existing agreements, not in time but at the same time as the attacks began." These actions are a direct violation of the Russian-Israeli agreements of 2015 to prevent incidents between our armed forces in the Syrian direction, in the framework of the joint working group, "I.Konashenkov said.
THE ISRAELI SIDE INVITED THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION WITH REGARD TO THE DISTRICT OF THE IMPACT OF IMPACT FROM THE FIGHTERS THAT HAS NOT ALLOWED TO LEAD THE IL-20 TO THE SAFE AREA.
According to him, the commander of the Russian Il-20, located in northern Syria, was instructed to leave the area of the task to the south and return to the base.
"The misleading of the Israeli officer about the fighter landing area did not allow the Russian Il-20 to be taken to a safe area, nor was the location of the Israeli F-16s indicated," the official spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Since 21:51 Syrian air defense means have begun to repel the Israeli attack and launched anti-aircraft missiles. After the strike, the Israeli planes again occupied the zone of duty in the air 70 kilometers west of the coast of Syria, placing electronic warfare and, probably, preparing for a re-strike.
OBSERVING THE RUSSIAN IL-20, THE ISRAELI FIGHTERS HAVE HAD THEM FROM THE AAD ROCKET, CONTINUED TO MANEUVER
At 21:59, one of the Israeli aircraft began a maneuver in the direction of the coast of Syria, approaching the IL-20, who made a landing - this was perceived by the calculations of Syrian air defense for a new attack by Israeli aircraft.
The Russian Defense Ministry believes that the Israeli pilot could not fail to understand that the effective reflecting surface of the Il-20 is much larger than the similar surface of the F-16, and it is the Russian aircraft that will be the preferred target for the anti-aircraft missile. In addition, the Israelis also knew that the Russian and Syrian armed forces used different systems of "their own" alien identification, and the Syrian radar stations could identify the IL-20 as a group target of Israeli fighters.
"Observing the Russian Il-20, Israeli fighters covered themselves from anti-aircraft missiles, continuing to maneuver in the area," I.Konashenkov emphasized.
At 22:03, the Syrian anti-aircraft missile struck a larger and nearer target - an IL-20 aircraft, which at that time made a turn for a landing at Khmeimim and was in the direction of the fire of Syrian air defense means on Israeli aircraft. The commander of the crew reported on the fire on board and the beginning of an emergency decline.
At 22:07, the Il-20 mark disappeared from the radar screens. At the same time, Israeli planes did not leave their airspace, but stayed in the same area and continued on air until 22:40.
ACTIONS OF ISRAELIAN FIGHTERS-FIGHTERS SAY OR ABOUT THEIR NON-PROFESSIONALISM, OR AS MINIMUM ABOUT CRITICAL NEGLIGENCE
At 22:29 the duty officer of the command of the Russian group in Syria informed the Israeli officer at the command post of the Air Force that the Russian aircraft is in distress, therefore it is necessary to withdraw funds from this region , since Russia is using rescue equipment. At 22:40 the F-16 fighter aircraft left the zone.
"After that, only at 22:53, that is, 50 minutes after the defeat of the Russian Il-20 missile, the operational duty officer of the Air Force Command Center in Israel ranked as a colonel and reported that information about the Il-20 disaster was accepted:" We cleared zone, if assistance is needed, we are ready to help, "said I. Konashenkov
According to him, these data show that "the actions of Israeli fighter pilots say either about their lack of professionalism, or at least about criminal negligence."
The official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry noted that the actions of the Israeli Air Force fighter aircraft were carried out in the area of the approaches to the airfield at Khmeimim, not only military but also civilian passenger aircraft.
"Thus, the Israeli fighters created a direct threat to any passenger and transport aircraft that could be there at that time and become victims of the adventurism of the Israeli military," I.Konashenkov emphasized.
THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION DOES NOT INFECT ANY AGREEMENT WITH ISRAEL ON INTERACTION IN SYRIA
He added that the Russian Federation has never violated the agreement with Israel and did not use the air defense weapons deployed in Syria, even in spite of the potential threat to the Russian military that Israel created during the air strikes.
"In the context of constructive Russian-Israeli cooperation in the Syrian direction, it is difficult for us to understand what caused the described actions of Tel Aviv, which is an extremely ungrateful response to everything that the Russian Federation has done for the State of Israel and the Israelis recently," I. Konashenkov.
He recalled that thanks to Russia's actions after a six-year hiatus, patrolling of the UN peacekeeping contingent of the division of the Golan Heights was organized, which completely eliminated the firing of Israeli territory. Also, consultations were held with Iran, following which all the pro-Iranian formations with heavy weapons were withdrawn from the Golan Heights to a safe distance for Israel - more than 140 kilometers to the east of Syria.
In addition, at the request of Israel, Russia has repeatedly dismissed concerns about the possible transfer of "sensitive" samples of military products to Syria.