Kremlin: Too Early to Comment on Russia Plane Crash near Turkey Border

World | November 24, 2015, Tuesday // 12:51|  views

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to comment on the developments later on Tuesday. File photo, BGNES

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has said it is too early to speculate about what caused the crash of a Russian Su-24 at the Syrian-Turkish border, local media report.

Peskov has made clear "no definitive statements" can be made as of the moment, less than two hours after first reports emerged that Turkey had downed a Russian aircraft which it claims had violated its airspace.

Russia disputes this, arguing the plane did not breach the airspace of Turkey and was possibly shot down by rebels.

Putin is expected to make a statement later on Tuesday. The Russian President is now meeting Jordan's King, Abdullah II.

Meanwhile, some Russian media outlets report the country's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is to cancel his visit to Turkey planned for Wednesday, November 25. However, this has not been officially confirmed.

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Tags: Vladimir Putin, Russia, turkey, Dmitry Peskov, Syria


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