15:29 24.11.2015

NATO to hold urgent meeting to discuss downing of Russian plane in Syria – Estonian mission to alliance

NATO will hold an urgent meeting on Tuesday to discuss the downing of a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet in Syria, the Estonian mission to NATO reported.

"#NATO Ambassadors will gather to discuss the downing of the #Russian jet today, no Article 4 invoked," the mission tweeted.

Meanwhile, a representative of the NATO headquarters administration told Interfax that the North Atlantic Council will converge at the level of ambassadors in Brussels at 5 p.m. local time to discuss the downing of the Russian aircraft.

He said the special meeting would be convened at the request of Turkey.

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