Israel to present findings in Moscow over downing of Russian plane

Israel to present findings in Moscow over downing of Russian planeIsrael’s air force chief will on Thursday present findings in Moscow related to an incident in which a Russian military plane was downed off Syria’s coast, Israel’s military said. Israel on Tuesday blamed Syria, saying its anti-aircraft batteries “fired indiscriminately” and failed to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air. The army said Major-General Amikam Norkin and other senior officers would “present the situation report of the event regarding all aspects, including the pre-mission information and the findings of the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) inquiry.” The incident initially appeared likely to cause friction between two countries that back opposing sides in Syria’s complex civil war, with the head of the defense ministry in Moscow accusing Israel of indirectly causing it.



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