Just hours after a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkish forces while on mission in the skies over Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out in ager against Turkey’s actions. A day after meeting with the Ayatollah in Tehran, Iran, Putin was meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan in Moscow to discuss how they could work together to fight Islamic terrorism. During their meeting before the press, Putin had some hard words for the government and military of Turkey.
Thank you for your condolences, including in relation to the downing of the military jet today.
This goes beyond the framework of the regular fight against terrorism. Certainly, our young military men are fighting terrorism, sacrificing their own lives, but today’s loss is related.
The stab in our back by the associates of terrorism.
We can not find another wording to what happened today. Our plane was shot down over the Syrian territory. The air-to-air missile came from an F-16 Turkish military. If fell in the Syrian territory four kilometers from the Turkish border.
It was at an altitude of 6,000 meters one kilometer away from the Turkish border when it was hit.
In any case, our pilot and our plane never threatened the Republic of Turkey.
In any way, this was an obvious fact: They conducted an operation to fight ISIS in northern Latakia.
I’d be willing to bet someone in Turkey is in a lot of trouble right about now.