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Russian minister: Compensation for downed Su-24 was not discussed at Putin-Erdogan meeting

August 09, 2016, 18:25 UTC+3
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ST. PETERSBURG, August 9. /TASS/. The issue of compensation for the downed Russian Su-24 bomber was not discussed at Russian-Turkish talks in the extended format, Russian Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukayev told journalists on Tuesday.

"This topic was not raised in the meeting in the extended format that I attended," Ulyukayev said.

Putin and Erdogan met for the first time today after Turkish Air Force downed a Su-24 bomber that took part in the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces’ counter-terrorist operation in Syria.

Russia demanded apologies, a compensation and to punish those guilty. Moscow severed contacts with Ankara until Turkey agreed to fulfill the demands. In July, Erdogan wrote a letter to Putin apologizing for the incident.

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