BREAKING: Turkey downs Russian warplane in Syria; Putin warns of ‘serious consequences’

“We will never tolerate such crimes like the one committed today,” Putin

File picture of a Sukhoi Su-24 jet fighter dropping flares during a joint Kazakh-Russian military exercise at Otar military range, west of Almaty

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying it had repeatedly violated its air space, one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the plane had been attacked when it was 1 km (0.62 mile) inside Syria and warned of “serious consequences” for what he termed a “stab in the back”.

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