21st Century Wire says…
Earlier today, it’s reported that a NATO Turkish F16 aircraft shot down a Russian Su-24 Fighter Bomber with an air-to-air missile near the Syria-Turkish border. It is the first time that a NATO fighter has downed a Russian combat aircraft since the start of the Cold War nearly 70 years ago.
Russian President Vladimir Putin led a brief press conference this afternoon to make a statement on the international incident today.
Putin stated that in no way did the Russian Su-24 fighter violate Turkish airspace. He added, “In no way did our Russian planes threaten the nation of Turkey.”
The super sonic aircraft was flying 1 km (.6 miles) inside Syrian territory when it was shot down, with the plane and the pilots landing in Syrian territory.