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Oliver Stone and Vladimir Putin discussed the September 11th attacks during a series of interviews which recently aired in the US.

While most people in the US no longer believe the official story of how the towers collapsed on 9/11, man more have posited theories on how and why officials from within the US deep state helped to orchestrate the attacks.

Vladimir Putin responded to the theories in the following way, in the midst of a wider discussion on the NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden,

“I don’t believe that (the US side planned to stick US whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Russia to call him a traitor). Nor do I believe that the American intelligence services were the ones to organise the terrorist attacks in New York”.

So there you have it…unless Putin was simply being diplomatic?

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Zchnetterhorn

Doesn’t exclude i side job

Zchnetterhorn
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Zchnetterhorn

Doesn’t exclude insider job

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

He doesn’t exclude the idea of an inside job. He just says he doesn’t believe it was the Intelligence services who organised it. The statement leaves the field wide open.

regvernon .
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regvernon .

An FBI field officer drew attention to the group taking flying lessons. His report was not acted on. This suggests that at the highest levels of the FBI there may have been both knowledge of the plans and complicity.

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

Indeed. True. But they could have been acting under orders. What V. Putin said was that he didn’t believe they organised it. I have no doubt that certain elements in the Corridors of Power in US probably acting in collusion with Saudi Arabia, were involved in making it happen. Ultimately many people were dragged in down the line I imagine. Certainly there have been huge amounts of input from flight specialists regarding the impossibility of flying in a tight curve so low, of many many issues, which are enough to convince that the whole thing was some sort of set… Read more »

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

Cui Bono?
Israel.

regvernon .
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You don’t know that. You are speculating, probably because of the ‘dancing Israelis.’ Judging by the Stock Market trades in advance of the event, a lot of people knew something was going to happen so Cui Bono applies more widely than might be thought. One thing is certain for sure, Israel does not have the ability to deploy the kind of directed weapons technology that turned the Twin Towers to microscopic dust in mid air so whatever the involvement of Israelis (as opposed to Israel) I prefer to think that if any such were involved it was on the role… Read more »

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

There was a great deal more jewish involvement than merely a few “dancing Israelis”.
Perhaps you should investigate the situation a little more thoroughly than you have done.

regvernon .
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regvernon .

Oh yes? And where, pray, should I look? And Jewish involvement means what in your book?

Tim Webb
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Tim Webb

Jewish involvement, in my and anybody else’s book, means that jews organized, committed, filmed, and benefited from, the events of that day.
There are many places where you could begin your investigation into the truth; but how about researching the jewish “art students” who described on jew TV how they had been in the US to observe and record the events as they unfolded.

Anne Felippe
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Anne Felippe

Dont forget israel’s complicity

Bessarabyn
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Bessarabyn

yes ; his term was “to organise ” . Read. It was organised by foreign agencies , Mossad … and U$ agencies told to turn blind eyes at certain defined (organised) times and locations .

Natylie Baldwin
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I vote for being diplomatic. It makes one wonder why he would even mention it at all since that wasn’t the question. It wouldn’t be in Putin’s interest to be the one to say that it was. 19 hijackers didn’t defy physics and make the buildings come down at free fall speed in their own footprints by driving airplanes into them. Those guys didn’t wire the buildings for demolition. Nor did they have anything to do with NORAD standing down when not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 or 5 planes go off course over major American cities, including… Read more »

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

And I agree – the official story is clearly utter balderdash. I just emphasis that V.V. said he did not “believe” [i.e. he isn’t claiming he has any evidence of any sort] that the intelligence agencies “organised” the atrocity. This leaves the entire field of [a] who did and [b] at what point they were involved, wide open, is all I am saying. Agree also – it’s not clear exactly why he mentioned it, however, bringing subjects into an answer that seems tangential is something Putin does a lot. Whether he is thinking aloud, rambling in one direction while thinking… Read more »

Natylie Baldwin
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Good to hear from you, Isabella. I thought I heard a while back that you were actually living in Russia. Hope all is well. I just was there for 2 weeks (Moscow and St Petersburg). Would love to go back again and just stay in St. Petersburg for about 10 days. Love that city – so beautiful.

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

Hi Natylie – thanks for your good wishes. Yes, I am currently living in Russia but in Vladivostok. Whilst it has it’s points of interest, my overriding desire is to make it to Moscow and St. Petersberg. However, much depends on how events unfold, because – as you would well know – for we visitors, everything depends on the elusive Visa !! I’d love to be able to stay and live and work there for at least a year, if not longer however, … could be difficult. It’s interesting getting the “other take” from the things you read both in… Read more »

Natylie Baldwin
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That sounds great. As I recall, Vladivistok is the 3rd largest city after Moscow and St. Pete. Good to hear what it’s like from your stay there. From what I’ve heard from people who have experience with it, it’s very difficult for most westerners to get a visa for more than 3 months at a time and most expatriates have to travel to Finland for a few days and come back in. You can stay for 3 months and then have to leave and come back. It sounds like a pain but a fair number of people do it. Good… Read more »

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

Well, there are visa’s for longer than 3 months – not tourist ones’ though. You can get a work visa for a year if you can get a contract plus letter of invitation. a student visa ditto but that’s about all. I’m investigating soon the 3 yr “Temporary” visa, but what it’s restrictions are I dont know. They all have restrictions, in that the Work Visa requires you to apply for the first time to a Russian Embassy in your “home” country which makes a few issues, and on it goes. You can renew it by crossing the border every… Read more »

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

And, Isabella, is the knowledge of the language of the land a condition for a work-visa for let’s say one year?

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

No DarkEyes, it isn’t. You need knowledge of the language for Government jobs, but not for an ordinary Work Visa, no. Just the letter of invitation and your work contract. I am planning to make a visit to the Dept. Immigration early next month, to dig deeper into the 3 yr Temp. Res. Visa, and will happily let anyone who wants know what I discover.

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

Thank you, Isabella. Yes, please.

Aleksandar Tomić
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Aleksandar Tomić

The statue itself is the proof it was an inside job. Jet fuel, melting, steel beams… 😉

Le Ruscino
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Le Ruscino

Putin is smart as he has to say this because he knows the Yanks are on a terrible hook until the crash & burn of their economy.

The Global War of Terror has failed to save the American economy just as the intended war with Russia & the current attempt to start a war with China.

No War = Curtains for the US – unless Trump can get Americans back to work ?

Penrose
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Penrose

Who wants to tell all of those grieving American parents that their children were killed or maimed in the Middle East for an ignoble purpose.

Le Ruscino
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Le Ruscino

There’s 200 Million dead in the last century for exactly the same purpose if truth be told – that a lot of grieving parents of which very few were American.

Henrik
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Henrik

That’s if you don’t count the ones who have lost their lives in both world wars and other conflicts,to save the world

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

To save the world? Of what?

Penrose
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Penrose

A program for America:
1) Cut the military budget by 80% and bring the troops home.
2) Put the above cuts into rebuilding infrastructure.
3) Build a nationwide modern train system.
4) Get rid of the Federal Reserve debt money system and assign interest free money creation to the government.

Phillip Kokesh
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Phillip Kokesh

no, he was being most precise in his wording; the folks controlling the intelligence services are the culprits… 😉

Dennis Morrisseau
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OK, Who then?…….There was huge Israeli involvement we know.

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Doug Brown
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Doug Brown

Whatever. Those buildings came down in their own footprint and only controlled demolition is capable of achieving such precision. No one was charged for this crime. The people responsible are still free.
It’s a smelly rotting affair and make no mistake.

ignasi
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ignasi

He says were not of intelligence
Because it is the government that moves all the threads of the damn lie

CumExApostolatus
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CumExApostolatus

Mr. Putin is wily coyote.

M Green
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M Green

I just finished watching all four hours of the Putin Interviews and I do not believe that Putin makes this statement about 9/11. I vividly recall him stating that it was not the plan of the US intelligence services to strand Snowden in Russia. Putin then quipped, “They’re not that clever,” but did not follow it up with any comment on 9/11, let alone the one given here. I have written a good deal about 9/11 and if Putin had said this I would not have missed it. If I am mistaken, perhaps the author or one of the commentators… Read more »

667..neighbor of the beast
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667..neighbor of the beast

Response to Bin Laden assassination:

Russia is ready to help step up efforts to combat terror, saying only joint efforts can produce results.
“Russia was among the first countries to face the dangers inherent in global terrorism, and unfortunately knows what al Qaeda is …not from hearsay,” the Kremlin said. “Retribution will inevitably reach all terrorists.”

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De-Dollarization Tops Agenda at Russia’s Eastern Economic Forum

The Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) was held in Vladivostok on Sept.11-13. Founded in 2015, the event has become a platform for planning and launching projects to strengthen business ties in the Asia-Pacific region.

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This year, the EEF brought together delegations from over 60 countries to discuss the topic “The Far East: Expanding the Range of Possibilities”. A total of 100 business events involving over 6,000 participants were held during the three days.

1,357 media personnel worked to cover the forum. Last year, the number of participants was 5,000 with 1,000 media persons involved in reporting and broadcasting. The EEF-18 gathered 340 foreign and 383 Russian CEOs. Nearly 80 start-ups from across South-East Asia joined the meeting.

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This year, a total of 175 agreements worth of 2.9 trillion rubles (some $4.3 billion) were signed. For comparison, the sum was 2.5 trillion rubles (roughly $3.7 billion) in 2017.

They included the development of the Baimsky ore deposits in Chukotka, the construction of a terminal for Novatek LNG at Bechevinskaya Bay in Kamchatka and the investment of Asian countries in Russia’s agricultural projects in the Far East.

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Mail.Ru Group, Megafon and Chinese Alibaba inked an agreement on establishing AliExpress trade joint venture. Rosneft and Chinese CNPC signed an oil exploration agreement.

The Chinese delegation was the largest (1,096 people), followed by the Japanese (570 members). The list of guests included the president of Mongolia and prime ministers of Japan and South Korea.

It was also the first time Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the event to meet his Russian counterpart. The issue of de-dollarization topped the agenda. Russia and China reaffirmed their interest in expanding the use of national currencies in bilateral deals.

During the forum, Kirill Dmitriev, the head of RDIF, said the fund intends to use only national currencies in its transactions with China starting from 2019. It will cooperate with the China Development Bank.

This “yuanification” is making visible progress with Shanghai crude futures increasing their share of oil markets up to 14 percent or even more. China has signed agreements with Canada and Qatar on national currencies exchange.

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De-dollarization is a trend that is picking up momentum across the world. A growing number of countries are interested in replacing the dollar. Russia is leading the race to protect itself from fluctuations, storms and US-waged trade wars and sanctions.

Moscow backs non-dollar trade with Ankara amid the ongoing lira crisis. Turkey is switching from the dollar to settlements in national currencies, including its trade with China and other countries. Ditching the US dollar is the issue topping the BRICS agenda. In April, Iran transferred all international payments to the euro.

The voices calling for de-dollarization are getting louder among America’s closest European allies. In August, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called for the creation of a new payments system independent of the US.

According to him, Europe should not allow the United States to act “over our heads and at our expense.” The official wants to strengthen European autonomy by establishing independent payment channels, creating a European Monetary Fund and building up an independent SWIFT system.

Presenting his annual program, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on Sept. 12 for the European Union to promote the euro as a global currency to challenge the dollar.

According to him, “We must do more to allow our single currency to play its full role on the international scene.” Mr. Juncker believes “it is absurd that Europe pays for 80 percent of its energy import bill – worth 300 billion euros a year – in US dollars when only roughly 2 percent of our energy imports come from the United States.” He wants the raft of proposals made in his state of the union address to start being implemented before the European Parliament elections in May.

70% of all world trade transactions account for the dollar, while 20% are  settled in the euro, and the rest falls on the yuan and other Asian currencies. The dollar value is high to make the prices of consumer goods in the US artificially low. The demand for dollars allows refinancing the huge debt at low interest rates. The US policy of trade wars and sanctions has triggered the global process of de-dollarization.

Using punitive measures as a foreign policy tool is like shooting oneself in the foot. It prompts a backlash to undermine the dollar’s status as the world reserve currency – the basis of the US economic might. The aggressive policy undermines the US world standing to make it weaker, not stronger.

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Putin and Erdogan Plan Syria-Idlib DMZ

What the Putin-Erdogan DMZ decision means is that the 50,000 Turkish troops occupying Idlib will take control over that land, and have responsibility over the largest concentration of jihadists anywhere on the planet.

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As I recommended in a post on September 10th, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan jointly announced on September 17th, “We’ve agreed to create a demilitarized zone between the government troops and militants before October 15. The zone will be 15-20km wide,” which compares to the Korean DMZ’s 4-km width. I had had in mind the Korean experience, but obviously Putin and Erdogan are much better-informed about the situation than I am, and they have chosen a DMZ that’s four to five times wider. In any case, the consequences of such a decision will be momentous, unless U.S. President Donald Trump is so determined for there to be World War III as to stop at nothing in order to force it to happen no matter what Russia does or doesn’t do.

What the Putin-Erdogan DMZ decision means is that the 50,000 Turkish troops who now are occupying Idlib province of Syria will take control over that land, and will thus have the responsibility over the largest concentration of jihadists anywhere on the planet: Idlib. It contains the surviving Syrian Al Qaeda and ISIS fighters, including all of the ones throughout Syria who surrendered to the Syrian Army rather than be shot dead on the spot by Government forces.

For its part, the U.S. Government, backed by its allies and supported in this by high officials of the United Nations, had repeatedly threatened that if there occurs any chemical-weapons attack, or even any claimed chemical-weapons attack, inside Idlib, the U.S. and its allies will instantaneously blame the Syrian Government and bomb Syria, and will shoot down the planes of Syria and of Russia that oppose this bombing-campaign to conquer or ‘liberate’ Syria from its Government. The U.S. has announced its determination to protect what one high U.S. official — who is endorsing what Trump is doing there — “the largest Al Qaeda safe haven since 9/11.” He admits it, but he wants to protect them from being bombed by Syria and by Russia.

During recent weeks, the U.S. military has increasingly said that even if the jihadists they’ve been assisting to assemble the materials for a chemical-weapons attack fail to carry it out or to stage one, any attempt by Syrian and Russian forces to destroy the jihadists (which the U.S. side calls ‘rebels’) in Idlib will be met with overwhelming U.S.-and-allied firepower. That would spark WW III, because whichever side — Russia or U.S. — loses in the Syrian battlefield will nuclear-blitz-attack the other side so as to have the lesser damage from the nuclear war and thus (in military terms) ‘win’ WW III, because the blitz-attack will destroy many of the opposite side’s retaliatory weapons. In a nuclear war, the first side to attack will have a considerable advantage — reducing the number of weapons the other side can launch.

If, on the other hand, the DMZ-plan works, then Turkey’s forces will be responsible for vetting any of Idlib’s residents who try to leave, in order to prohibit jihadists and their supporters from leaving. Once that task (filtering out the non-dangerous inhabitants and retaining in Idlib only the jihadists and their supporters) is done, the entire world might be consulted on whether to exterminate the remaining residents or to set them free to return to the countries from which they came or to other countries. Presumably, no country would want those ‘refugees’. That would answer the question.

America’s Arab allies, the oil monarchies such as the Sauds who own Saudi Arabia and the Thanis who own Qatar, and which have funded Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, would then be put on a spot, because if they say “Exterminate them!” then their clergy who have provided the moral imprimatur upon those families’ ownership of those nations, will either be in rebellion or else will themselves become overthrown either by their own followers or else by their monarch — overthrown from below or from above.

Alternatively, after Turkey’s forces in Idlib will have allowed release from Idlib of all who will be allowed out, Syria’s and Russia’s bombers will simply go in and slaughter the then-surrounded jihadists and take upon themselves the responsibility for that, regardless of what the leaders of the U.S. and its allied governments might say.

On the night of September 17th in Syria, there were missile-attacks “from the sea” against several Syrian cities; and those attacks could have come from either Israel’s or America’s ships, or from other U.S.-allied ships. Russian Television bannered, “Russian plane disappears from radars during Israeli attack on Syria’s Latakia – MoD” and reported:

A Russian military Il-20 aircraft with 14 service members on board went off the radars during an attack by four Israeli jets on Syria’s Latakia province, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Air traffic controllers at the Khmeimim Air Base “lost contact” with the aircraft on Wednesday evening, during the attack of Israeli F-16 fighters on Latakia, said the MOD.Russian radars also registered the launch of missiles from a French frigate in the Mediterranean on the evening of September 17. …
The attack on Latakia came just hours after Russia and Turkey negotiated a partial demilitarization of the Idlib province

If the missiles were authorized by President Trump, then WW III has already begun in its pre-nuclear stage. However, if the attacks were launched by Israel’s Netanyahu, and/or by France’s Macron, without U.S. authorization, then the U.S. President might respond to them by siding against that aggressor(s) (and also against what he used to call “Radical Islamic Terrorists”), so as to prevent a nuclear war.

Late on September 17th, Al Masdar News bannered “NATO warships move towards Syrian coast” and reported “The NATO flotilla cruising off the Syrian coast reportedly consists of a Dutch frigate, the De Ruyter, a Canadian frigate, the Ville de Quebec, and a Greek cruiser, the Elli.” Al Qaeda and ISIS have influential protectors.

Ultimately, the decision will be U.S. President Trump’s as to whether he is willing to subject the planet to WW III and to its following nuclear winter and consequent die-off of agriculture and of everyone, in order to ‘win’ a nuclear war, such as America’s aristocracy has especially championed since the year 2006. The nuclear-victory concept is called “Nuclear Primacy” — the use of nuclear weapons so as to win a nuclear war against Russia, instead of to prevent a nuclear war. That concept’s predecessor, the “Mutually Assured Destruction” or “M.A.D.” meta-strategy, predominated even in the U.S. until 2006. Trump will have to decide whether the purpose of America’s nuclear-weapons stockpiles is to prevent WW III, or is to win WW III.

In Russia, the purpose has always been to have nuclear weapons in order to prevent WW III. But America’s President will be the person who will make the ultimate decision on this. And Idlib might be the spark. Netanyahu or Macron might be wanting to drag the U.S. into war even against Russia, but the final decision will be Trump’s.

The ultimate question is: How far will the U.S. go in order to continue the U.S. dollar as being the overwhelmingly dominant global currency?

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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Russian MoD: Il-20 downed by Syrian missile after attacking Israel’s F-16s used it as cover

Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces.

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Russia has stated that it “reserves right to response” after claiming that Israel’s actions led to downing of Il-20 by Syrian S-200 missiles.

The Russian military accused their Israeli counterparts for causing the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane by the Syrian air defense forces, which were responding to an Israeli air raid on Latakia.

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The Russian military say the Israeli raid on Syria triggered a chain of events, which led to the shooting down of a Russian Il-20 plane by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile. Moscow reserves the right to respond accordingly.

On Monday evening four Israeli F-16 fighter jets attacked targets in Syria’s Latakia after approaching from the Mediterranean, a statement by the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday. The Israeli warplanes came at a small altitude and “created a dangerous situation for other aircraft and vessels in the region”, it said.

The military said the French Navy’s frigate “Auvergne” as well as a Russian Il-20 plane were in the area of the Israeli operation.

“The Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces. As a consequence, the Il-20, which has radar cross-section much larger than the F-16, was shot down by an S-200 system missile,” the statement said.

The Russian ministry stressed that the Israelis must have known that the Russian plane was present in the area, which didn’t stop them from “the provocation”. Israel also failed to warn Russia about the planned operation in advance. The warning came a minute before the attack started, which “did not leave time to move the Russian plane to a safe area,” the statement said.

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