Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking to the media on Tuesday, when he said ‘a chain of tragic circumstances’ was to be blamed for a Russian military aircraft being shot down off the Syrian coast. Photo: AP

Vladimir Putin sees downing of Russian plane off Syria as accidental ‘tragic chance events’

Remarks by the Russian president seemed to defuse a possible crisis after the Defence Ministry blamed Israel for indirectly causing the attack

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking to the media on Tuesday, when he said ‘a chain of tragic circumstances’ was to be blamed for a Russian military aircraft being shot down off the Syrian coast. Photo: AP
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