Baku. 26 September. REPORT.AZ / The Russian authorities have refused to accept a delegation of Israeli politicians in Moscow after the crash of Russia's Il-20 in Syria, Report informs citing Haaretz newspaper.
According to the publication, the Israeli authorities wanted to send a delegation led by the head of the National Security Council of the country, Meir Ben-Shabbat. The commission could also include representatives of the Israeli army and its General staff, however Russia refused such a proposal.
The newspaper said that Israel was considering possible visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Moscow with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. It is emphasized that the Russian authorities refused such an initiative.
The publication noted that official Moscow wanted to leave contacts on this issue at the "professional level" between the commander of the Israeli air force Amik Norkin and his Russian counterpart. Norkin further visited Russia with a report on the actions of the Israeli air force during the Il-20 crash.
Russian Il-20 was shot down by the Syrian Air Defense on September 17. 15 people were killed as a result of the crash.