RT video purports to show how Russian plane never crossed into Turkey

Published November 25th, 2015 - 03:01 GMT
Speculation about where exactly the Russian plane was when it was shot down by Turkish warplanes Tuesday is still a hot debate. (Twitter)
Speculation about where exactly the Russian plane was when it was shot down by Turkish warplanes Tuesday is still a hot debate. (Twitter)

Speculation about where exactly the Russian plane was when it was shot down by Turkish warplanes Tuesday is still a hot debate, with various world powers ending up on opposite sides of the widening Russia-Turkey divide. 

Moscow is claiming their fighter jet was in Syrian territory when it was targeted by Turkey's F-16s, while Ankara says the plane's pilots were warned multiple times for being in Turkish airspace before being shot at. Now a video from Russian outlet Russia Today purports to prove Russia's claims. 

Repeased by RT's Arabic channel Wednesday, the video shows the Russian plane plugging along on a monitor, presumably from an operation room in Moscow. The carrier hovers along the border between Turkey and Syria before the clip ends, but it does not show the point at which it went down, so it could have also crossed into Turkish territory afterward. 

Turkey's move marks the first time a NATO member has shot down a Russian plane in over 50 years. And the RT video—while unclear—is a small part of a widening gap in narrative coming from both countries involved. Since the crash, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of "serious condequences" for Turkey, as other world powers worry the move will stall the progress made toward Syria peace talks and relationships between Russia and EU leaders in the wake of last week's Paris attacks. 

See the clip below. Via YouTube.

 


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