October 8, 2018

Military-Political Consequences of Downing of IL-20

Oleksiy Volovych

From time to time in the international military-political processes do happen unexpected, sensational, landmark or momentous events that show these processes in a new light and demonstrate the aspects and features that had never drawn special attention or had been somewhat in the shade. In our opinion, the recent downing of the Russian intelligence aircraft IL-20 in the Syrian coastal waters of the Mediterranean Sea was exactly that sort of event.

The downing of IL-20 even more clearly showed the absurdity and hybridity of the situation in Syria, where Russia is trying to have strategic partnerships with the conflicting between themselves Iran and Israel, Turkey and Syria, while trying to establish cooperation with the United States with an eye toward the future strategic partnership with Washington.

The article is available in Ukrainian

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