Despite demands from France's Hollande, America's Obama, and NATO's Stoltenberg that this situation not esclate, it appears Putin is not taking the shooting down of a fighter jet lying down.
The seemingly cagey confirmation by #NATO
and Obama of #Turkey
's claims that Russia invaded its airspace has been rebuked by #Russia
which claims the Hmeimim airbase radar shows the attacking Turkish plane violating Syrian airspace.
In response, Russia is moving a Cruiser 'Moskva' off the coast to strengthen air-defenses - just as French and US carriers are on their way.
Specifically ... Three steps as announced by Russian top brass:
1. Each and every strike groups’ operation is to be carried out under the guise of fighter jets
2. Air defense to be boosted with the deployment of #Moskva
guided missile cruiser off #Latakia
coast with an aim to destroy any target that may pose danger
3. Military contacts with Turkey to be suspended