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Downed Russian Su-24 Jet Was in Syrian Airspace - Kremlin

© Sputnik / Go to the photo bankRussian Sukhoi Su-24 jet takes off from Hmeymim Air Base in the Latakia province, Syria.
Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet takes off from Hmeymim Air Base in the Latakia province, Syria. - Sputnik International
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The Russian Su-24 jet downed over Syria was located in Syrian airspace, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"So far, we have not heard the reason for the crash of our attack aircraft from the Defense Ministry. We know for sure that the aircraft was in Syrian airspace, over the territory of Syria," Peskov said, noting that the ministry's first statement on the crash was based on preliminary information.

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The spokesman reaffirmed that the jet was in Syrian airspace ahead of the crash, as previously stated by Russia's Defense Ministry, and called for patience until the exact reason for the incident was established.

"It would be wrong to make some kind of assumptions right now, to make any statements until we have the complete picture. Therefore, we just have to be patient. This is a very serious incident, but again, it is impossible to say anything without complete information," he added.

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