Russian President Vladimir Putin has commented on Russian airplane shot by Turkey in Syria, SIA reports citing the TASS.
Russia's Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft was downed with an air-to-air missile launched from a Turkish F-16 fighter, stated Russian President.
Putin called the attack a crime and stressed that Russia would not tolerate it. According to the president, the Su-24 plane crash in Syria goes beyond normal struggle against terrorism, and it is "a stab in Russia’s back delivered by terrorist accomplices."
The president said the attack on the Russian jet will have tragic consequences to Russia-Turkey ties.