Russian General Urges Moscow to Shoot Down Israeli Fighter Jets

TEHRAN (FNA)- Former head of the main department of international military cooperation of the Russian defense ministry General Leonid Ivashov called on Moscow to target any Israeli fighter jet which violates the Syrian airspace.

“Moscow should expel the Israeli ambassador to Russia and shoot down the Israeli fighter jets in case of entering the Syrian airspace,” Ivashov, the president of the Academy of the Geopolitical issues of Russia, said on Wednesday.

He also asked Moscow to decrease the level of cooperation with Israel and halt issuing visas for the Israeli nationals.

The Russian military said an Il-20 electronic intelligence plane was hit 35km off Syria’s Mediterranean coast as it returned to its home base nearby. All 15 Russian crew members were killed.

Russian defense officials described maneuvers by Israeli fighter jets during the incident as “hostile” and said it had a right to retaliate.

“The Israeli pilots were using the Russian aircraft as a shield and pushed it into the line of fire of the Syrian defense,” Igor Konashenkov, Russian defense ministry spokesperson, told state media.

A warning from Israel was received “less than one minute before the strike, which left no chance for taking the Russian plane to safety,” added Konashenkov.


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  1. MOAB-
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    Keep fighting the good fight Soldier!
    Best Regards, Sarge.

  2. Keep an eye on him. If he should suddenly go to Patagonia for a “fishing trip”, you know they are about to start their end game. Let there be no mistake. The endgame here is WWIII. A nuclear exhange between major powers leaving them in the catbird seat. That is why the “Fishing trip”. You can be sure that if there is an exchange one or more large ones will be targeted at Tel Aviv.

  3. The 2008 Russo-Georgian War was actually a Russia vs.-‘Israeli’ proxy war. Russia and the usurping Zionist Jewish entity are the polar opposite of “comrades”.

  4. Syrian airspace is sovereign, and Russia should shoot down Israeli aircraft who are attacking Syrian assets and infrastructure. The Israeli’s have earned a bloody nose, and the world needs to see Israel as the aggressor and criminal state it is.

  5. It is like a broken record. All we hear every day are more reports of despicable cowardly activities by the international world criminals in Israel who also did 9/11/01 but blamed Muslims. They are the bullies of the international school yard constantly blaming others for their own cowardly acts. The Russian General is totally correct. When will these thugs of the planet be taught a lesson they won’t soon forget?

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