Russia says shooting of Turkish plane not provocation

ByREUTERS
June 26, 2012 18:11

MOSCOW - Russia said on Tuesday the shooting down of a Turkish military aircraft by Syrian air defenses should not be seen as a provocation or a premeditated action by Damascus.

"We think it is important that what happened is not viewed as a provocation or a premeditated action," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website.

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