Putin was speaking at a meeting with his senior commanders in Moscow when he said the Russian military should respond to any further provocations with full force. He also reported that additional air craft and air defense systems were sent to the Russian base near Latakia.
Putin sent a strong warning to Turkey by vowing that Russia’s military will “immediately destroy” any target threatening them in Syria. “I order you to act in the toughest way,” the Russian president said. “Any targets threatening the Russian groups of forces or our land infrastructure should be immediately destroyed.”