Everyone spins a narrative whenever a snafu is made. Everyone. Geopolitics is why Israel can launch attacks onto Syria unabated, which I'm not sure if it's wise to discuss it here. AFAIK, the Syrians are using the S200s. I haven't found any news of the S300 (purchased years ago) being delivered to Syria. One could argue that they are using the S300 due to news of "upgrades" to the S200. There is ZERO chance of Syria getting the S400.The Minister is spinning a tale to cover how the Russians integrated into the Syrian defences didn't stop the Il2 from being shot down.
And try and cover why there systems have yet to actually stop attacks from outside parties.
The Russians may have expanded the "No flyzone" but this narrative is this is a fairy tail.
Time and time again the IDF have made a monkey of the air defense capacity of the Syrians.
This narrative is a attempt at blame shifting. It's to say that the Russian air defense systems and Syrian operators are not at fault rather that the Israelis use unfare tactics.
The Russians can't have there systems look like a joke as they still aim to sell them. The Syrians are in a civil war and any sign of weakness could lead to a shift in the ground. If it looks like the Syrians are trigger happy that could embolden more action from abroad.
I'm not saying the IDF pilot tactics were unfair. It's just a survival tactic which the crew of the IL-20 paid in blood.
The Syrian War stopped being a civil war a long time ago. There are no moderate rebels left. None.