Thursday 8 December 2016

Russia: Turkey should pay compensation for shooting down jet

Published 16/12/2015 | 12:52

The Russian jet explodes in a fireball after being shot down over Syria
The Russian jet explodes in a fireball after being shot down over Syria

Turkey should pay compensation for the Russian war plane it shot down near the Syrian border last month, the Russian deputy foreign minister has said.

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Alexei Meshkov told state news agency Ria Novosti that Moscow still expects Ankara to apologise, pay the compensation and provide guarantees that it will never happen again.

The downing of the Su-24 and the deaths of two Russian servicemen have strained the traditionally warm relations between the two countries.

The jet was on a bombing mission near the Turkish-Syrian border when it was shot down on November 24.

Turkey said the jet violated its airspace, a claim that Moscow has denied.

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