September 18, 2018 / 5:17 PM / in 7 months

Putin: operations of Israeli air force breach Syria's sovereignty

MOSCOW, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday that Israel’s air force was conducting operations in breach of Syria’s sovereignty, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Putin said that a Russian military plane had been shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft systems near Syria’s coast because Russian-Israeli agreements on the prevention of dangerous incidents were not observed. He also asked the Israeli side to avoid such situations in future, it said. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by John Stonestreet)

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