Russia has responded to Turkey's downing of one of its Su-24M aircraft by stating it will deploy advanced air-defence systems to protect its aircraft based in
Russia has responded to Turkey's downing of one of its Su-24M aircraft by stating it will deploy advanced air-defence systems to protect its aircraft based in Syria.
The country has also announced the deployment of the Slava-class (Project 1164) guided missile cruiser Moskva off the Syrian coast, warned its nationals against travelling to Turkey, and stated that its strike aircraft in Syria will now be escorted by fighter aircraft. Yet Russia has so far avoided taking any direct retaliation against Turkey.
Russia has confirmed that one of the crew members of the Su-24 was killed, while the other was rescued by Russian special forces personnel.
Speaking on 25 November, Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu stated that a S-400 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system would be deployed to Hmeymim in Syria as a result of the shootdown, while Moskva would sail off the coast of Latakia.