Russian Federation says ‘misled’ by Israel in plane downing over Syria

Syrian soldiers walk past a portrait of Bashar Al Assad

The positions of the Kremlin and the Israelis have come closer since the Russian offensive in its separatist republic of Chechnya, where Moscow says it is fighting terrorism.

The S-300 is capable of intercepting air attacks more than 150 miles away and can hit multiple targets simultaneously. Russia laid the blame squarely on Israel, saying Israeli fighter jets had pushed the Russian plane into the line of Syria's fire.

"Israel is actively working to prevent Syria from possessing missile capabilities and it is aware that if the Syrian army possesses these capabilities, it would serve to put a stop to that arrogance", he told his supporters.

Speaking at a briefing at the start of the assembly, Le Drian said: "It is the responsibility of the president of Syria Bashar al-Assad but also those that support him to to seek a political solution".

President Trump's top advisor on national security matters also reiterated his warning that any future chemical weapons attack attributed to the Syrian military - a basis already cited twice for recent USA airstrikes on Syria - would be met with a harsh response.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the S-300 missile defense systems will be delivered to Damascus within two weeks.

The Russian military aircraft was downed by Syrian government missile defence systems, killing all 15 people on board.

Russian Federation said Monday that it would equip Syria with sophisticated air defense systems, a move that could worsen a rift with Israel by limiting its ability to bomb across its northern border.

It remains to be seen what the S-300's delivery to the Assad regime will bring about in the region, but it would definitely mark a "significant escalation" of the situation, said US National Security Advisor John Bolton at a press conference to mark the beginning of the annual UN General Assembly in NY on September 24, 2018.

In the three years since Jerusalem and Moscow agreed to establish a so-called "de-confliction mechanism" to avoid clashes over Syrian skies, the Jewish State has been "very successful" in curtailing Iran's influence in Syria, Netanyahu said.

Israel, which has carried out air strikes in Syria many times during the civil war, said after the incident it would work to improve "deconfliction" of its missions with Russian forces, but would not halt them.

"We will do what is necessary to defend Israel's security", Netanyahu said. Russian forces backing the Assad regime and members of the USA coalition battling the Islamic State in Syria have maintained an uneasy detente since the beginning of coalition operations in the country four years ago. Government troops have liberated the militant-held provinces one by one with the help of Syria's allies Iran and Russian Federation.

He said USA troops would stay active in Syria as long as Iran was involved.

Last week, a Russian Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft was brought down by the Syrian air defenses, which were countering an Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military base in the northwestern province of Latakia.

Russian Federation in April had hinted that it would supply the S-300 to Assad's government despite Israeli objections. Neither of those two players could hope to overcome Israel's military superiority in the area, but for the Israeli government it is the impunity that matters as much as the ability to launch strikes. "What's important to us is that the weapons defense systems that the Russians transfer to Syria are not used against us".

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