The reason for the collapse of the Russian IL-20 in Syria
Everyone has already heard that the Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft with 14 servicemen disappeared from radar? Yes, the reasons are not reported. Maybe anything: shot down Israel, France, Syria, USA, Turkey, or fell due to a technical malfunction.
However, one reason is probably already known.
The reason is that in Syria we are trying to sit on two or more chairs at the same time. What is just not going on in Syria, but not what should happen when the Russian troops, aircraft, military personnel in the area. Everything should be under control and all possible hazards should be eliminated. We are trying to agree with everyone for a very long time. And these "all" all this time pursue purely their own interests and our agreements are periodically "washed into the toilet" and we begin at first to come to an agreement.
After all, were going to put in Syria quite legally modern air defense systems? No, we decided to go to a meeting with Netanyahu and not to do so.And in response to what? Did Israeli planes stop bombing Syria? Not. They fly like at home and bombs fall around our military. These are not Israeli aircraft to be afraid to take off from their airfields, and ours will be afraid to take off soon. Because it’s not we who bring down the planes of Israel, but they have shot down or have already shot down our non-fluttering hand while quietly “traditionally refuse to comment”.
The Americans launched 200 Tomahawks - ugh, it's good that they did not hit the Russian military, and we continue to do what we did without any adjustments, as if nothing had happened. Perhaps next time again they will not fall.
We are negotiating with Turkey to clean up Idlib, but Erdogan is not shy about delivering the largest batch of heavy weapons for the militants right at the same time. And this is the life of the Syrian military and probably ours too. And we are all trying to negotiate with Turkey for good.
The French frigate is fired by rockets near our military base at a time when we have our planes in the air there. What is this all about? What is there forgotten the "frogs"? Why are they there from time to time with varying success trying to pull something out there for the sake of a “great democratic idea”? It also happens to the English there "postrelushki" arrange.The British! Which "shit" us wherever possible. Why some Russian rocket does not accidentally get off course at this moment? No one else would have seen the English there for a long time. Yes, and the French, too.
They always write in comments on this issue that “Russia is like this, it cannot be so treacherous and brazen, we always agree and act according to the rule and as it should be, for good, in a civilized way, and what we think about in the world, we but must remain within the framework of reasonable action. " All of this is wild nonsense in a modern, upside down world, with modern principles thrown out in international relations, mutual respect and common sense.
And we all want to sit on a pile of chairs in a difficult region and that "God forbid that did not happen." It is precisely for this reason that our planes will "fall" and fall for all sorts of different reasons.
ADF: here are the latest posts of the Russian Defense Ministry:
Russia regards the provocation of Israel as hostile actions, said Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov.
The ministry said that the Russian Il-20 was shot down by a missile of a S-200 Syrian air defense system, but Israel is responsible for this.
"As a result of the irresponsible actions of the Israeli military, 15 Russian servicemen were killed. This absolutely does not correspond to the spirit of the Russian-Israeli partnership," said Konashenkov.
According to him, the Israeli pilots, hiding behind the IL-20, framed him under the blow of the Syrian air defense. In addition, Israel did not warn the command of the Russian group of operations in the area of Latakia.
It is noted that Israeli aviation controls could not fail to see the Russian aircraft, since it was landing.