Russian pilot says Turkey issued no warning before downing plane

MOSCOW:A Russian airman who survived the downing of his warplane has said Turkish jets did not issue any warnings before the incident.Captain Konstantin Murakhtin told a Russian TV station that his plane was flying over Syrian territory and did not violate Turkish airspace.Mr Murakhtin was rescued early on Wednesday by Russian and Syrian commandos and was speaking in televised comments from the Russian Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Turkish president Tayyab has said Ankara does not want any escalation after it shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, insisting it had simply acted to defend its own security and the “rights of our brothers” in Syria.


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