Contents tagged with downed plane

  • Russia demands prosecution of Syrian Turkman who shot Russian pilot

    The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has demanded that Turkey arrest the leader of an insurgent group of Syrian Turkmen, Alparslan Celik, and bring him to justice for the murder of Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov, as reported by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, on the agency’s website.

    In an interview with the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, Celik confessed to participating in the shooting of the pilot after he ejected from his Su-24 bomber that was shot down by a Turkish F-16 …

  • Suspect arrested in downing of Ukrainian transport plane

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) and the police detained a separatist in Lugansk who is suspected of being involved in the downing of a Ukrainian An-26 aircraft, the SSU press-service reported.

    On the 14th of July 2014, separatists shot down a Ukrainian An-26 military-transport aircraft in the Lugansk region. Eight people were aboard: two crew members were killed, four survived, and the fates of the two others remains unknown. Subsequently, it became clear that the mechanic of the …

  • Putin: USA is partially responsible for an accident with Russian bomber

    The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, stated that the USA was aware of the route of the Russian bomber, which was shot down by Turkey on Tuesday. He stated they should have warned Turkey as its ally in the coalition.

    “The American side, which heads the coalition in which Turkey is also included, knew the path our planes would take and the time of the flight, and it was during this time that the plane was shot down. Why did we share this information with the Americans?” asked Putin at a …