Russia urges Syria, Turkey against clashes

The downing of a Turkish jet by Syrian forces should not be considered a provocation or allowed to further destabilize the situation in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

“The escalation of politics and propaganda, including on the international level, is especially dangerous when efforts are being undertaken to mobilize all major outside players to channel the situation in Syria in a political direction,” ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.

Russia is concerned with the situation and urges both Ankara and Damascus to cooperate in the investigation of the incident, Lukashevich said in a statement on the ministry’s website.

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