Losing the security measures in place with the Russians in Syria would be a strategic problem for the IAF as Jerusalem continues to maintain a diplomatic balance over the war in Ukraine.
Russia and Israel have been using safety measures to avoid any unwanted conflict. Moscow has allowed the IAF to maintain its freedom of operation over Syria as long as it does not endanger Russian forces.
Though the IAF does not see the safety measures between the two air forces stopping, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made them become more aware of the situation along its northern border. The IAF also does not expect to see Russian fighter jets intercept Israeli jets in Syrian or Lebanese