Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov holds a briefing on the downing of the II-20 airplane that led to the deaths of 15 Russian military personnel. The briefing will present a minute chronology of the tragedy.

On Tuesday, the Russian Defence Ministry stated that a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane was downed by the Syrian Air Defence Forces after an Israeli F-16 used it as cover during its missile attack on Syrian targets. According to the statement, four Israeli F-16 fighter jets attacked Syrian targets near the city of Latakia on Monday evening after making an approach from the Mediterranean Sea.

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