An Israeli military official claimed on Friday that Israel provided Moscow with proof it was not responsible for the downing of a Russian plane in Syria.
Fifteen Russian crew were killed when the IL-20 surveillance plane crashed near Latakia in northern Syria on Monday. Russia has said Syria shot the plane down shortly after Israeli jets hit a target in the area before making the Russian plane a cover for them.
An Israeli delegation including its air force chief and other officers traveled to Moscow to brief about the incident.
“We proved how the Syrian anti-air fire was the direct cause of hitting the Russian aircraft, after our planes were no longer there.”” said the Israeli military official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.