On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wanted to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin after the incident.
“Vladimir Putin has been informed of President Erdogan’s wish,” Peskov told journalists.
“I’ll remind you that representatives of the Defense Ministry refuted claims by the Turkish side that one of our planes [violated] Turkish airspace. And that’s what we believe,” Peskov commented on the statement by the Russian Defense Ministry.
On November 24, a Turkish F-16 fighter shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber with two pilots on board over Syria. Ankara claimed it had downed the Russian warplane as it had allegedly violated Turkish airspace. Both the Russian General Staff and the Syrian Air Defense Command have confirmed that the Russian jet never crossed into Turkish airspace.
In response to Ankara's "stab in the back," as the incident has been described by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moscow imposed a number of economic measures on Turkey.