Russia: Claims We Fired At Israeli Planes Over Syria Are ‘Far From Reality’

Russian servicemen prepare a Russian Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jet before departure on a mission at the Russian Hmeimim military base in Latakia province, in the northwest of Syria, on December 16, 2015

The Algemeiner reports: – Russia has released a statement denying reports that a Russian aircraft intercepted an Israeli aircraft near the Israel-Syria border this week.

“I do not want to comment on Israeli media. The reports of the Israeli media outlets are far from reality in this case,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Sputnik News reported.

Yedioth Ahronoth reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow this week was sparked by the plane incident. Netanyahu said his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was “important for the national security of Israel,” and that Putin “proposed that the air force chief and his military secretary meet with the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and a number of Russian generals.”

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