Mosca ha convocato l'ambasciatore israeliano in Russia, Gary Koren dopo gli attacchi aerei vicino a Palmyra. Lo ha comunicato il vice Ministro degli esteri russo Mikhail Bogdanov. Venerdì l’esercito siriano aveva reso noto di aver abbattuto un jet dell’aeronautica israeliana che aveva violato lo spazio aereo siriano in un’operazione che avrebbe avuto come bersaglio le truppe vicino a Palmira. I contorni dell’accaduto non sono ancora chiari: l’Israel Defense Forces (Idf) ha negato l’abbattimento del velivolo.

Russia summoned Israeli Ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren to inquire about Tel Aviv's airstrikes on Syrian troops near Palmyra, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Monday. "Yes, we asked him about this," Bogdanov told journalists. The Syrian Army command said in a statement Friday it had downed one of four Israeli Air Force jets that violated its airspace and purportedly targeted Syrian units near Palmyra. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) told Sputnik that its aircraft was not shot down.