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Russia's financial markets react to reports on Russian aircraft downed in Syria

November 24, 2015, 12:29 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The MICEX index was down by 1.8% while RTS plunged by 2.1%

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MOSCOW, November 24. /TASS/. Russian MICEX index was down by 1.8% while RTS plunged by 2.1% amid reports that Su-24 fighter was downed in Syria.

Meanwhile oil is on the rise. The cost of the futures contracts of Brent crude oil for January 2016 delivery on London's ICE trading went up on Tuesday by 0.9% to $45.21 per barrel.

A Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft of Russia’s air group in Syria on Tuesday crashed in Syrian territory. The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed the crash and said that it presumably was caused by an attack from the ground. 

Earlier, some media claimed the plane that crashed in Syria had allegedly violated Turkish airspace and was shot down by Turkish Air Force planes.

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