Russia's military says Turkey's airspace violation claim a 'provocation'

February 1, 2016 1:06 PM

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MOSCOW Turkey's allegations that a Russian warplane violated its airspace are not backed by any factual data and are a premeditated provocation, Russia's Defence Ministry said on Monday.

"The hysteria launched by the Turkish side that we define as 'unsubstantiated propaganda' looks pretty much like a premeditated provocation," the ministry's spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, said in a statement.

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