Lithuania's air force commander has been fired in connection with the investigation of the crash of a Russian military plane, Defense Minister Gediminas Kirkilas told.
Col. Jonas Marcinkus was criticized by Lithuanian media for reacting too slowly to the Sept. 15 crash of the Russian Su-27 fighter bomber. Kirkilas said he could not elaborate on why he fired Marcinkus, except that it was connected to the crash, the AP reports.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea