Vladimir Putin describes Turkey’s air-to-air missile attack on a Russian fighter jet near the border with Syria on Tuesday as a ‘stab in the back by the associates of terrorism’. The statement was filmed by RT during Putin’s meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan in Moscow
Putin says Turkey stabbed his country in the back in shooting down its plane, but de-escalation is in his interest, experts say
Russian President Vlaidmir Putin on Tuesday called the downing of a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 plane by Turkish forces a “stab in the back” that may have “significant consequences.”
- Turkey says its jets have shot down a warplane near Syrian border
- Russia says an SU-24 fighter jet was shot down over Syria
- Footage showed two pilots parachuting out of the jet
Nato officials say that they are in touch with the Turkish authorities, reportsJulian Borger, our diplomatic editor.
Turkey says it has shot down a warplane near the Syrian border. Footage from the Anadolu Agency purports to show the burning plane crashing into the mountainside followed by plumes of black smoke. Two pilots appear to have ejected from the plane. Turkey says it issued warnings before firing on the plane. Russia’s defence ministry confirmed an SU-24 fighter jet has been shot down near Syria’s border with Turkey
Ankara has long history of tension with Moscow, but will not want shooting down of Russian Su-24 warplane to escalate into a wider confrontation
Turkey shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 military plane near its border with Syria on Tuesday, according to reports.