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Netanyahu: Israel Continues to Act Against Iran in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel continues to act against the establishment of Iranian military in Syria, and emphasized that he stays in constant contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - APRIL 5, 2017: S-300 long range surface-to-air missile systems seen at Alabino Range during a rehearsal for the upcoming 9 May military parade marking the 72nd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

Watch: Russian Military Video Shows S-300 Deployment in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday released footage showing delivery of the S-300 advanced anti-aircraft system to Syria, weeks after it blamed Israel for the downing of one of its spy planes by a less-sophisticated Syrian air defense missile.

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Netanyahu: Israeli, Russian Army Officials To Work On Restoring Ties

TEL AVIV – Israeli and Russian military officials will meet in a bid to fix fraying ties between the two countries in the wake of the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian air defenses during an Israeli airstrike last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.

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Netanyahu Doubles Down: Syria to Blame for Downed Russian Plane

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a telephone conversation on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which he blamed the Syrians for last week’s downing of a Russian spy plane after an IAF strike in Latakia, despite Russia’s conclusions that Israel bears responsibility for the incident.

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Putin: Chain of Tragic Accidents Led to Downing of Aircraft

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed Tuesday that Israel did not shoot down a Russian military reconnaisance plane with 15 people on board, saying the downing of the plane by Syrian air defenses was a “chain of tragic accidental circumstances.”

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Russia Blames Israeli ‘Provocation’ for Warplane Downed by Syrian Missile

MOSCOW — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in northwestern Syria.