(sputniknews) Report Discussing the matter with world leaders during the Paris climate talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that most colleagues agree there was no need to attack the Su-24 bomber, as it was not threatening Turkey.
President Putin also said that Russian authorities have evidence that the aircraft was shot down to protect oil delivers of the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group, and that oil from IS-controlled fields is being exported to Turkey on an industrial scale.
Putin also said that the Syria conflict was to be a main topic of bilateral meetings during the summit, with hopes that anti-terror cooperation with France, in particular, will “go further” than with other countries.
Speaking with US President Barack Obama, Putin stressed that there is a general agreement on Syria’s future, and that new elections are necessary.
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