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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called the downing of an Su-24 fighter jet in Syria a stab in the back at a meeting with the King of Jordan Abdullah II in Sochi, Sputnik News reports.
Vladimir Putin said that Russian pilots were in no way a threat to Turkey. “This is an obvious fact.”
The attack on Russia’s Su-24 jet is a “stab in the back”, the president said.
Russia’s president stated that the incident with Su-24 in Syria is beyond regular war against terrorism.
“Our jet fell six kilometers away from the border, within Syrian arispace.”
Russian Su-24 jet was downed with air-to-air missiles from the Turkish F-16 plane, the Russian President said.