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Friday, November 27

Russians had given US the flight path of Russian bomber Turks shot down

I didn't occur to me at the time but of course they would've told the flight path in order to comply with the deconfliction agreement between the US and Russia. It's just that I'm not willing at this point to assume as much as Putin has about the fact, although many inside Russia and outside will. And his assumption is headline news at the U.K. Daily Mail:
"They knew the exact time and the exact place." Putin accuses US of leaking flight path of doomed jet to Turkey, as his forces in Syria deploy missiles that can blow planes apart from 250 miles away
Russian president Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. of being complicit in the destruction of its military jet two days ago - suggesting the Americans knew exactly when and where it was travelling.
In a press conference at the Kremlin tonight he said the Russians had given prior information to the U.S. of the flight path of the doomed plane - but the U.S. had 'leaked' the information to Turkey. In other developments tonight, Putin's dreaded S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems - mobilized in the wake of the jet's destruction - were photographed being unloaded from military transports in Syria.
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