Putin says #Russia ‘stabbed in back’ by Turkey, but analysts say Russia’s emotive talk won’t lead to military action…

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet as a “stab in the back,” adding that the SU-24 did not pose a threat

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

Russia’s emotive talk won’t lead to military action, say analysts

Putin says Turkey stabbed his country in the back in shooting down its plane, but de-escalation is in his interest, experts say

Downing of Russia jet ‘stab in back’

President Putin condemns the downing of a Russian warplane on the Turkish-Syrian border, saying it is a “stab in the back” by “accomplices of terrorists”.

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.”

VIDEO: Russian military helicopters search for missing pilots

Russian military helicopters search for missing pilots in northern Syria after a military jet was downed near the Turkish-Syrian border

Russian fighter jet downed near Turkey-Syria border – live updates

  • 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.

Russian fighter jet shot down near Turkey-Syria border – video

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

The nationality of a warplane downed by Turkish fighter jets early Nov. 24 has not yet been determined, Turkey’s General Staff has said, even as the Russian Defense Ministry said one of its fighter jets was downed in Syria by fire from the ground
Turkey caught between aiding Turkmen and economic dependence on Russia

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

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman on Nov. 24 called the downing of a Russian Su-24 warplane in Syria a “very serious incident,” but said it was too early to draw conclusions

NATO Calls for Extraordinary Meeting

NATO has called member countries for an extraordinary meeting upon Turkey’s request.
Kremlin Spokesperson Peskov has commented as “a very serious incident” on Turkey shooting down Russian jet.


Turkey shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 military plane near its border with Syria on Tuesday, according to reports.

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