Helpless Russian pilots ‘were shot dead as they parachuted to the ground’: Furious Putin accuses Turkey of ‘treachery’ after it downs jet over Syrian rebel territory
Two Russian pilots were shot dead by Syrian rebels as they parachuted from their burning warplane, it has been claimed.
And a third was killed during a mission to rescue the pair as another rebel group shot a helicopter with an anti-tank missile.
nearlysixty, Wrexham, United Kingdom, 2 minutes ago
To shoot down the plane is one thing but to shoot the ejecting pilots is an act of barbarism
Don Wilson, Tucson, about an hour ago
Don’t worry, everybody, Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Ha Ha Ha. He can fix it all…
Leonora Slade, Cornwall, about an hour ago
Turkey has behaved outrageously. It should never have been a member of NATO and should now be expelled. It should never be a member of the EU either.
Ex-MTP2, Ulong, Australia, about an hour ago
About time that Putin has been told stay out of other nations airspace. It has cost two lives because war munger did not listen to the Turkey government.
condor3days, indiana, United States, 9 minutes ago
Things are complicated…everyone against turkey for defending it’s airspace but it’s just awful when Russian aircraft fly near British airspace or park their subs off Scotland…friends one day enemies the next.
gingerlily84, stoke on trent, United Kingdom, 48 minutes ago
Two words OH DEAR! This is going to get very complicated! And why do we back Turkey again?
shamusoz, Gold Coast, Australia, 54 minutes ago
Turkey has done the wrong thing. This was unnecessary – even if Russia was a bit into Turkey air space so what? It just air space.Imaginary lines. Russia was not attacking Turkey. Turkey has committed a war crime. And the killing of the pilots – that is surely murder and a war crime. Arrogance and vanity never makes sense.
I hate the Left, Auckland, New Zealand, 1 hour ago
I’m on Russia’s side. America needs to get over its hostility toward Russia, which just seems like cultural arrogance these days, and make a united front with them in the fight against terror.
Lowry, Scottsdale, 1 hour ago
Geez. Even if Turkey feels compelled to defend shooting the plane down, how could they possibly justify shooting the parachuting pilots out of the sky!?!