This week first Deputy chief of the General staff of the Russian Federation Nikolay Bogdanov visited Israel. Following the talks it became known that in developing “system of security measures between the Israeli and Russian forces in the region.”
TEL AVIV, 9 Oct. Russian and Israeli military, which began this week in tel Aviv talks about coordination in Syria, will continue the dialogue “in the coming weeks” in Moscow, said on Friday the press service of the defense Army of Israel.
Israel seeks to preserve freedom of action in a neighbouring state while avoiding accidental collisions with the Russian forces, which are there blows to positions of terrorists “Islamic state”, supporting the troops of President Bashar al-Assad.
A two-day visit to Israel the first Deputy chief of the Russian General staff Nikolai Bogdanovsky was held this week at the fully closed to the press. Following the meetings, the host party was informed that in developing the “system of security measures between the Israeli and Russian forces in the region.”
“In the coming weeks will have another working meeting in Moscow”, — said the army press-service. The Israeli delegation at the talks is headed by Deputy chief of General staff Yair Golan.
An agreement in principle to the establishment of a coordination mechanism and “deconfliction” in Syria, was reached last month during his visit to Moscow Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, who was accompanied by the chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot.
“Israel’s willingness to negotiate reflects a recognition that after years of virtually unrestricted freedom of action in Syrian airspace, the situation changed with the arrival of modern and well-equipped (Russian) aviation section. But negotiation is also a manifestation of the desire of Russia to avoid any confrontation with Israel in the region,” writes on the subject of local newspaper ha’aretz.
In the foreign media over the past few years have repeatedly been reports about the involvement of the Israeli air force bombed warehouses and convoys in Syria, reconnaissance flights in the airspace of neighboring countries. In Jerusalem, as a rule, leave no comment, but every time I declare about the readiness to use force, if there is a danger of falling to radical groups, including allies of Assad, chemical warfare agents, or anti-aircraft missile systems in the arsenals of the Syrian army.
From September 30 to Russia at the request of President Bashar al-Assad began to apply airstrikes against the “Islamic state” in Syria, using attack aircraft su-25 frontline bombers su-24M, su-34, with their cover of air fighters su-30CM.
According to the latest data, Air and space forces of Russia from the start of operations caused by the terrorist attacks of 112, including control centers, training camps and ammunition depots. In addition, 26 cruise missiles has released ships of the Caspian flotilla. The accuracy of lesion — no more than 5 meters.
Targets are chosen based on intelligence reports from Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran. The Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad confirmed earlier that the strikes are precisely the terrorist armed groups, not the opposition or civilians. In addition, according to him, in the air strikes of the Russian Federation since the beginning of operations destroyed about 40% of the infrastructure of the IG.