Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (right), and Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko attend the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Photo: EPA

Told a hijacked plane filled with passengers was headed for Sochi Olympics, Putin says he ordered it shot down

The order was rescinded when the 2014 incident was revealed to be a false alarm, Russian president says

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (right), and Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko attend the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Photo: EPA
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