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Putin Admits He Ordered The Downing of Turkish Airline In 2014.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the shooting down of a Turkish passenger jet after a bomb threat was made just before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

Putin opened up about the order in a new documentary titled Putin. In it, the president said he received a phone call from security officers as the ceremony was about to start.

Pilots of a Turkish Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 flying from Kharkiv in Ukraine to the Turkish city of Istanbul reported that a passenger on the plane had a bomb and was demanding to land in Sochi, the officers told Putin.

During discussions with security officers about how to handle the situation, Putin asked what the standard procedure in cases such as this would be.

The Russian president was told the emergency plan called for the plane to be shot down.

“I told them, ‘Act according to the plan,'” Putin said in the documentary, Reuters news agency reported.

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Olaniyi Apanpa is a media practitioner and sports enthusiast. Contact at greenballmedia51@gmail.com

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