Russia Protests to Turkey over Downing of Su-24 Warplane

World » RUSSIA | November 24, 2015, Tuesday // 19:39
Bulgaria: Russia Protests to Turkey over Downing of Su-24 Warplane A man holds a placard reading `Turkey to answer` while picketing the Turkish Embassy in Moscow, Nov. 24, 2015 after a Russian warplane was shot down by a Turkish fighter jet in the border region between Turkey and Syria. EPA/BGNES

Russia has lodged a formal protest with Turkey over the downing of its Su-24 jet, TASS reported on Tuesday.

“The Russian Defense Ministry urgently summoned the Turkish military attache to present an official protest over the actions of the Turkish Air Force,” the Russian news agency said, citing a statement from the ministry.

The ministry also said that it considers the downing of the Su-24 fighter bomber over Syria by a Turkish Air Force plane "an unfriendly act".

Russia will continue carrying out airstrikes against terrorists in Syria despite the downing of the plane, according to the statement. 

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