Russia denies its aircraft violated Turkish airspace

Moscow, Jan 31 (ANI): The Russian Defence Ministry has denied Turkey’s claim that a Russian aircraft violated the latter’s airspace.

According to Xinhua, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that the claim by Turkey is “unfounded propaganda”.

Turkish Foreign Ministry released an online statement saying that a Russian SU-34 aircraft violated Turkish airspace at 11:46 local time (0946 GMT) on Friday, and summoned Russian Ambassador to Ankara.

Ankara said the Russian plane was warned numerous times by Turkish air radar units “through appropriate channels” both in English and Russian languages.

However the Russian Defense Ministry refuted such claim saying that none of Turkey’s radars could establish the type and affiliation of the aircraft. (ANI)

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