Turkey's Syrian Turkmen rebels say they shot at Russian pilots ejected from downed jet - Video
President Putin says that the Russian plane was hit by a Turkish warplane as it was traveling about a kilometer from the Turkish border.
It was hit by an air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish F-16 jet.
The crash site is four kilometers away from the Turkish border.
The plane posed no threat to Turkish national security, says Putin.
Putin says the Russian plane was targeting terrorist targets in the Latakia province of Syria.