Source Pravda.Ru

Putin: Ilyushin shootdown is incidental

President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a press conference after a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, said that the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 military aircraft in Syria was incidental.


Russia blames Israel for Il-20 shootdown in Syria

Putin expressed his condolences to relatives of the victims. "When people die, especially in such tragic circumstances, it is always a disaster. It is a disaster for all of us, for the country and for the loved ones of our fallen comrades," Putin said.

At the same time, Putin urged not to compare the crash of the Il-20 in Syria with the shootdown of the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 incident by a Turkish fighter jet in northern Syria in November 2015.

"This is a different situation, because the Turkish fighter deliberately shot down our aircraft. Here, it looks like a chain of tragic accidental circumstances, because an Israeli plane did not shoot down our plane," Putin said, adding that one needs to look into the matter in detail.

Also read:

Russia sees Israel as enemy after Ilyushin shootdown

Russia blames Israel for Syria's move to shoot down Ilyushin military aircraft

Turkey shoots down Russian bomber plane above Syria

Comments
Russia does not support Libyan National Army General Haftar
Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine
Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine
Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine
Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine
Meet Jeremy Hunt: The (Lightweight) Laboratory Politician
Notre Dame, Brexit and Assange: What matters
Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine
Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine
Russia bans exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine
Meet Jeremy Hunt: The (Lightweight) Laboratory Politician
Putin sends telegram to Macron after Notre Dame fire: Russia ready to help
Russia and NATO terminate cooperation in military and civil areas completely
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
Russia and NATO terminate cooperation in military and civil areas completely
Russia and NATO terminate cooperation in military and civil areas completely
Does the world need evil?
Christchurch aftermath: Invaders complain of invaders
Christchurch aftermath: Invaders complain of invaders
Christchurch aftermath: Invaders complain of invaders
Christchurch aftermath: Invaders complain of invaders