The Russian military has set up a “hotline” with the Israeli military to avoidan inadvertent clash in Syrian airspace, Russia’s Ministry of Defense said Thursday.

In a statement released Thursday, the Russian military said its command center at Hmeimim air base in Syria had established a link with a command post of the Israeli air force, and that training was under way between Israeli and Russian military personnel.

“The first stage of training was conducted yesterday on cooperation between Russian air forces and the Israeli air force to avoid dangerous incidents in the sky above the Syrian Arab Republic,” the statement said. […]