NATO convenes an emergency meeting in connection with the fall of the Russian su-24 bomber on the ground in Syria.
About it tells RIA Novosti news Agency referring to the adept military-political bloc. Establishes that the meeting will be held at the ambassadorial level, no events for the press today is not foreseen.
According TASS referring to the headquarters of the Alliance, the NATO Council will hold consultations in Brussels. The meeting will start at 19:00 Moscow time.
The foreign Ministry of England called the incident with the fall of the su-24 "extraordinarily serious," says Reuters. Today London instantly recognizes the circumstances of the incident.
The UN previously announced that the situation with the downed Russian plane may complicate the fight against terrorism on the ground in Syria.
Earlier Tuesday, the defense Ministry has approved a fall on the ground Syria su-24 Russian air group, based at the airfield Hamim. According to reliable information of the military departments, the bomber the duration of the flight was located exclusively in the airspace of Syria. "The aircraft was located at a height of 6 thousand meters. The fate of the pilots is set. According to our information, the pilots managed to eject," said the military. In the Kremlin urged not to do hasty conclusions and to wait for the final statements from the defense Ministry.
In the Turkish General staff announced that the F-16 was shot down in the area Yayladagi province Hatay in the plane violated the airspace of the state. It was explained that the conflict occurred at 09:20 local time (10:20 GMT). The plane, according to the General staff, was made 10 warnings.
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