Russian fighter jets ‘occasionally’ violate Israeli airspace

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TEL AVIV (Globes): The Russian fighter jet that was shot down by Turkey last week has caused a major diplomatic crisis between the two countries. Israel, however, is unlikely to find itself in such diplomatic difficulties with Russia, according to Israeli Defense Ministry director of policy and political-military affairs General (res.) Amos Gilad. “Russian pilots occasionally cross into Israeli airspace,” Gilad said, “but due to excellent defense coordination that began with Netanyahu’s meeting with Putin in which limits were set, the Israel Defense Forces and the Russian military agreed on security arrangements. If there is an incident where the Russians come into our airspace, we know what to do and how to prevent incidents that would escalate.”

TNS

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