Mustafa AY – TDO – 19.09.2018 On Tuesday, Russian Ministry of Defence asserted that Israel is responsible for downing their Il-20 airplane on eastern Mediterranean, which was accidentally shot down by Syrian S-200 air defence systems. In accordance with the official statement, “Israeli F-16s, which were preparing for airstrike against Syrian Army’s units, used Russian Il-20 as a cover to evade missiles launched by Syrian S-200 air defence systems. That’s why, Russian Il-20 was shot down.” Russian MoD specified. In response to Moscow’s accusations, Israeli Armed Forces’ officials denied the responsibility of downing Russian Il-20. Russian MoD continued to accuse Israel of downing Il-20 by uttering that Israel didn’t inform themselves about the airstrike against Syria. As a last word, Moscow underlined the matter that Russia reserves the right to respond Israel’s such a provocative move. As a result of Russian Il-20 crash, 15 including all crew members lost their lives.