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Putin gave order to down plane

12 March, 2018 5:11 PM
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an order to shoot down a passenger plane he believed would be used in a terror attack at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, he said in a new documentary.

The plane was travelling from Ukraine to Turkey when Mr. Putin was told it had been hijacked and was on its way to Sochi, where the opening ceremony was about to take place.

Mr. Putin said he gave permission to shoot down the jet, which had 110 people on board, after security services told him that was the procedure in such situations.

The President was informed just before the ceremony that it was a false alarm.


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