Downed Russian jet violated Turkish air space: NATO
REUTERS photoNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said Turkish information over downed Russian jet's air space violation was correct contrary to the Russian claims.
"The allied assessments that we have are consistent with the information we have from Turkey," the NATO chief said after an emergency meeting in Brussels on Nov. 24.
“We stand in solidarity with Turkey, support its territorial integrity,” Stoltenberg said.
Russian officials had said earlier in the day that the jet did not violate the Turkish space and the jet was hit on the Syrian side of the border.
There has been no direct contact between Russia and NATO so far, he said, adding that Ankara and Moscow have already contacted.
He called for more contact.
The situation is serious and tensions should be eased, he said, adding that measures should be taken to prevent any repetition of such an incident.
“The common enemy is ISIL,” he said, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, adding that Russia should be guided by that.