Israel air force chief in Moscow for plane downing meeting

Israel air force chief in Moscow for plane downing meetingIsrael’s air force commander held a “transparent discussion” with Russian officials in Moscow on Thursday, the Israeli army said, after a Russian warplane was downed by Syria earlier in the week following Israeli air strikes. Major General Amikam Norkin led a delegation to the Russian capital to share the military’s findings on the incident, which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed on Israel. “The meetings were held in good spirits and the representatives shared a professional, open and transparent discussion on various issues,” the Israeli army said in a statement after the visit by Norkin.


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Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downing

Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downingIsrael’s air force commander was set to lead a delegation to Moscow on Thursday to share the military’s findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed Israel for the incident, which was the worst case of friendly fire between Moscow and his regime since Russian forces intervened in the war-torn country in late 2015. The Russia-bound delegation, led by Major General Amikam Norkin, will “present the situation report… regarding all aspects” of the incident, the Israeli army said in a statement on Wednesday.


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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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Israeli air force chief to give Moscow findings on Russian plane downing

Israeli air force chief to give Moscow findings on Russian plane downingIsrael’s air force commander will lead a delegation to Moscow to share the military’s findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes, the army said Wednesday. The delegation, led by Major General Amikam Norkin, would on Thursday “present the situation report… regarding all aspects” of the incident, the army said in a statement. On Monday, Syrian air defences shot down a Russian military plane, killing 15 soldiers, after Israeli missiles had struck the coastal region of Latakia.


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