"The contacts between Israeli and Russian military continue and our deconflicting mechanism works. After the incident with the plane, the work with Russia continues. We cannot say that we should ignore this. But our relationship is much more developed so that this [incident with the downed aircraft] could stop our meetings," Ben-Zvi told reporters.
Moscow-Tel Aviv relations have been put to test following the tragic downing of the Russian plane off the Syrian coast.
The Il-20 was downed near on September 17 by a missile launched by Syria's S-200 air defense system. The plane, caught in the crossfire, had 15 Russian servicemen on board.
In its turn, Israel has refuted the accusations and insisted that Moscow was warned about the air operation in a timely manner.
After the incident, Russia decided to deliver several S-300 air defense systems to Syria in October.
Over the last two years, Israel has struck Syria on multiple occasions, claiming that it targets alleged Iran-backed forces, including Hezbollah.