20:48 GMT29 November 2020
Listen Live
    World

    Mexicans Lay Flowers at Russian Embassy After Downing of Su-24 in Syria

    World
    Get short URL
    0 233
    Subscribe

    Russian Ambassador to Mexico Eduard Malayan said that the Mexians are bringing flowers at the Russian Embassy in Mexico City.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — Flowers at the Russian Embassy in Mexico City appeared on Wednesday in the wake of Turkey's downing of a Russian military aircraft over the Syrian territory, Russian Ambassador to Mexico Eduard Malayan told RIA Novosti.

    On Tuesday, a Russian Sukhoi 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 Syria, falling 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the Turkish border. Ankara claimed it downed the Russian aircraft because it violated Turkish airspace. Moscow has firmly denied the allegations.

    Putin described the Turkish attack as a "stab in the back" carried out by "accomplices of terrorists."

    Earlier in the day, some 500 people assembled in front of the Turkish Embassy in Moscow to protest Ankara's downing of the Russian warplane.

    Related:

    Ordinary Turks React to Su-24 Shoot Down: 'A Lot of Us Are on Your Side'
    'Turkey is a Terrorists' Ally': Protests in Moscow After Downing of Su-24
    Turkey 'Helps Jihadists to Access Area' of Russian Su-24 Crash
    Protesters Assemble Near Turkish Embassy in Moscow After Downing of Su-24
    Tags:
    Eduard Malayan, Mexico, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion