Tensions Rise As Russia Deploys Anti-Aircraft Missiles To Syria

Russian Warplane Shot down by turkey
Russian Warplane Shot down by turkey
Tensions at the Middle East ratcheted up perilously Wednesday, a day after Turkey shot down the Russian warplane, with the Turkish Leader accusing Russia of deceit and Russia announcing it could deploy anti-aircraft missiles to help Syria.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu claimed on his ministry's Twitter feed that the country would deploy S-400 protection missile systems to it is Hmeymim air base next to Latakia, on Syria's Mediterranean and beyond coast.

The missiles have an array of 250 kilometers (155 miles), using the missilethreat. com website. The Turkish border is less than 30 miles away.

As well as Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov instructed Russian TV on Thursday that Russia has "serious doubts" that Turkey's downing of it is warplane Tuesday was "an unpremeditated react. "

"It looks just like a planned provocation, inches Lavrov said.

Turkish Leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned what he said ended up being the violation of airspace by Russian warplanes, calling the particular incident an infringement regarding his country's sovereignty.

Story highlights
  • Turkey releases tape: "You are approaching Turkish airspace. Change your heading south immediately"
  • Rescued Russian co-pilot says "there were no warnings" before his plane was shot down
  • Russia's foreign minister says the plane's downing "looks very much like a planned provocation"

He charged Russia with propping up the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad -- the regime he said was inflicting terrorism by itself people. His remarks came a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Turkey to be "the terrorists' accomplices" pertaining to shooting down a jet he claimed was by using an anti-terrorism mission.

Erdogan disputed that claim in his speech.

"There is no Daesh" in your neighborhood where the Russian air carriers were flying, Erdogan claimed, using another name pertaining to ISIS. "Do not con us! We know the particular locations of Daesh. inches.



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