19:13 GMT11 August 2020
Listen Live
    Politics
    Get short URL
    Russian Su-24 Jet Downed Over Syria (276)
    3432
    Subscribe

    Moscow has decided to cancel an intergovernmental Russia-Turkey meeting, planned for December, in view of the downing of the Russian Su-24 aircraft, the Kommersant newspaper reports.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A Russian-Turkish intergovernmental commission was planning to meet in St. Petersburg on December 15. The meeting was agreed upon by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the November 15-16 G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey.

    "Russian authorities have made a decision not to hold the Russia-Turkey summit in St. Petersburg, which had been planned for mid-December," the Russian daily said on Thursday, citing a Kremlin source.

    On Tuesday, a Russian Su-24 jet crashed in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the plane was downed by an air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish F-16 jet over Syrian territory, falling 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the Turkish border.

    Putin described the Turkish attack as a "stab in the back" carried out by "accomplices of terrorists." Ankara claimed that it downed the Russian airplane because it violated Turkish airspace.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday that the holding of the December Russia-Turkey summit depended on a number of factors, but its cancellation had not been discussed.

    Topic:
    Russian Su-24 Jet Downed Over Syria (276)

    Related:

    Russia Likely to Reconsider Relations With Turkey Over Su-24 Downing
    Turkish General Staff Says Shared Data on Su-24 Incident With Russia
    Russia Not Planning Tourist Repatriation From Turkey After Su-24 Attack
    The Su-24 Shoot Down: A 'Sobering Moment' for Western Leaders
    Russia-Turkey Tensions After Su-24 Downing Complicate Vienna Talks on Syria
    Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Attack on Russian Su-24 by Phone
    Kerry Offers Condolences for Downed Su-24 Pilot's Death
    NATO Fears Possible Consequences if Su-24 Incident Remains Unsettled
    Turkey Hiding Under NATO's Wing After Strike on Russian Su-24
    Tags:
    F-16, Su-24, Syria, Turkey, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion