"We will analyse everything, and today's tragic event will have significant consequences, including for Russia-Turkish relations. We have always treated Turkey as a friendly state. I don't know who was interested in what happened today, certainly not us. And instead of immediately getting in contact with us, as far as we know, the Turkish side immediately turned to their partners from NATO to discuss this incident, as if we shot down their plane and not they ours. Do they want to make NATO serve ISIS?" Putin said.
As previously reported, the Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber near the Syrian border on Tuesday after 10 warnings over air space violation. Later it became known that one of the pilots was killed. The fate of the second pilot is still unknown.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident with the downed Russian warplane "stab in the back." He also said that the Russian aircraft was not threatening Turkey as it "was shot down 1 km away from its border."