US knew flight path of plane downed by Turkey: Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin said today that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border.

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin said today that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border.

"The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes' flights, and we were hit exactly there and at that time," Putin said at a joint press conference with French counterpart Francois Hollande in the Kremlin.

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