"Yesterday we found out in the Prosecutor's Office what was going on. There have been no changes yet, the indictment has not been yet ready. Though, they informed us that the trial would start soon, literally within the next week," the lawyer told RIA Novosti.
The Russian Su-24 combat plane was shot down by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet over Syria on November 24, 2015, and fell four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the Turkish border. The crew of the plane ejected and one of its pilots, Oleg Peshkov, was killed by fire from the ground, while the second pilot survived and was later rescued.
Following the incident, the relations between Russia and Turkey have been strained and Moscow has imposed a set of economic restrictive measures against Turkey in retaliation.