The murder of Russian pilots has been provoked by Israel and the US

Summary

There has been no response from the Russian Ministry of Defence on the incident in Syria – the murder of Russian pilots that has been provoked by Israel and, possibly, by the US, deserves much tougher retaliatory measures.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on US and Syria. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria&disinfo_issue=&date=

On the night of September 17-18, Syrian regime military forces shot down a Russian military plane by accident shortly after Israeli Air Force planes conducted an air raid inside Syria. All 15 crew member aboard the Ilyushin Il-20 maritime patrol aircraft were killed.Further debunking by Polygraph: https://www.polygraph.info/a/syrian-regime-forces-shot-down-russian-military-plane-by-accident/29498924.html

In Syria, the US Army officials are in constant contact with Russian officers to prevent any military accidents there between Washington and Moscow.

According to Israel Defense Forces, the Russian plane was shot down by the Syrian air defenses who pulled the trigger and launched and SAS missile at the Ilyushin Il-20. "By the time Syrian anti-aircraft missiles had been launched (when the accident took place), Israeli warplanes responsible for the overnight operation were already back within Israeli airspace".

Moreover, Russian president Vladimir Putin himself has declared that it looks "most likely in this case that it was a chain of tragic chance events, because an Israeli aircraft did not shoot down our aircraft".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 119
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Israel, Russia, US, Syria
  • Keywords: Il-20, Provocation
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @ Pervyi Kanal (1tv.ru), time 18:42
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The EU does not want to have a dialogue with Russia

The EU elites do not want to have a dialogue with Russia, therefore Moscow has to continue its successful policy of intimidation towards Europe, said Fyodor Biryukov, director of the Institute of Freedom, member of the Bureau of the Presidium of the Political Council of the “Rodina” Party.

Disproof

No evidence given.

There is a clear record of strong cooperation between the EU and Russia, dating back to 1994, when the two sides negotiated a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. Russia was identified as a strategic partner for the EU, and was the only country with which the EU held summits not once, but twice a year. A new EU-Russia agreement was being negotiated up until 2014, at which point talks were suspended due to Russia's involvement in the Ukraine conflict. Negotiations were also in train on visa facilitation.The EU and NATO repeatedly emphasized their intention to have a "constructive dialogue with Russia".

Anglo-Saxons realise that Ukraine is the most practical instrument in the fight against Russia

“The US is moving the risks of a confrontation over Syria to Ukraine. Ukraine is the bridgehead for the fight of the collective West against Russia,” as “Anglo-Saxons realize that Ukraine is the most practical instrument in the fight against Russia”. Provocations inspired by the West are likely to happen on Ukraine’s border with Crimea, in southeast Ukraine and on the Azov Sea shore.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the West and Ukraine as aggressors. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77319&date=

The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence http://bit.ly/2ftv6iT. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.

US asked Israel to organize the crash of Russian jet IL-20 in Syria

US asked Israel to provoke the crash of the Russian jet IL-20 with the further aim to strike Russian military bases in Syria, said Sergei Markov, director of the Institute of Political Studies, member of the Public Chamber of Russia.

“I think, they [the Israel Air Forces] were asked by Americans to do that (organize the crash of IL-20), I say honestly! Right next to our bases, our plane crashed. They are coming to our military facilities in Syria and are preparing, in fact, to strike at them!”, said Markov.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on US and Syria. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria&disinfo_issue=&date=

On the night of September 17-18, Syrian regime military forces shot down a Russian military plane by accident shortly after Israeli Air Force planes conducted an air raid inside Syria. All 15 crew member aboard the Ilyushin Il-20 maritime patrol aircraft were killed.Further debunking by Polygraph: https://www.polygraph.info/a/syrian-regime-forces-shot-down-russian-military-plane-by-accident/29498924.html