Moscow blames Israel after Syria shoots down Russian military plane
 

Kremlin blames ‘irresponsible’ Israeli actions for downing of aircraft carrying 15 people.The defence ministry said Israeli jets put the Il-20 plane into the path of Syrian air defence systems  after failing to give Moscow enough warning of a strike on Syrian targets.Israeli pilots carrying out attacks on Syrian targets "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it to fire from Syrian air defences", the Russian military said.The plane downed by Syria's Russian-made S-200 air defence had a crew of 15, who were all killed.