Putin disagrees with Israeli version of events concerning Russian plane downing
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that he disagreed with the Israeli version of events concerning the downing of a Russian plane over Syria last week, the Kremlin said.
"The information provided by the Israeli military...runs counter to conclusions of the Russian defense ministry," the Kremlin said of the call, adding that the actions of the Israeli pilots had led to the plane being targeted by Syrian air defense systems.
Moscow said Netanyahu once again expressed condolences over the accident that killed 15 people.
Earlier Monday, Moscow announced new security measures to protect its military in Syria, including supplying the Syrian army with an S-300 air defense system and jamming radars of nearby warplanes.
Putin last week had adopted a more conciliatory tone and said the downing was the result of "tragic accidental circumstances".