SOCHI, November 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, possibly will assess the incident with su-24, reported the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
“I didn’t say that Putin will make a statement on the meeting with the king (Abdullah II, whom the Russian leader is scheduled to meet today),” said Sands.
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Defense Ministry: su-24 Russian air group allegedly shot down in Syria
However, he said: “I said that we can assume that this topic will come up. Perhaps the President will give an assessment”.
“On the plane I have nothing to add to what the Ministry of defense it was declared,” he admitted to journalists the press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation. “Still, while we from the defense Ministry the reasons for the fall of our combat aircraft is not heard. We know for certain that the plane was in Syrian airspace, over Syrian territory”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
He also drew attention to the fact that the statement of the Russian defense Ministry “use the word “allegedly”. “Before will appear clarifying information, answering this question is impossible,” Peskov said to journalists, asked to comment on the incident with su-24.
What happened to the su-24
As reported earlier, the defense Ministry, the su-24 Russian air group on Tuesday crashed in Syria. Presumably, this occurred as a result of attack from the ground, when the aircraft was at a height of 6 thousand meters. The fate of the pilots specified. According to preliminary data, the pilots managed to eject.
“We also elucidate the circumstances of the fall of the Russian plane. The defense Ministry notes that the duration of the flight the aircraft was solely over the territory of Syria. This is recorded by objective means of control”, – stressed in the Ministry.
Meanwhile, the Turkish General staff said about the strike on the aircraft violated the airspace of this country. As stated in the common statement of the General staff, the downed plane was warned about the violation of ten times, after which interfered with two F-16 Turkey.
The crash of a military aircraft at the Turkish-Syrian border. Chronicle of events