Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday branded the downing by Turkey of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border a “stab in the back” committed by “accomplices of terrorists.”

The shooting down of the fighter plane was “a stab in the back committed by accomplices of terrorists,” Putin said at a meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II.

“I cannot call what happened today anything else.”

Turkey shoots down Russian military plane on Syria border

The Russian president added Turkey’s actions would have “serious consequences” for Moscow’s ties with Ankara.

“Today’s tragic event will have serious consequences for Russian-Turkish relations,” Putin said.

“We will of course carefully analyse everything that happened.”

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Meanwhile, Turkey’s defence attache in Moscow was summoned to the Russian Defence Ministry, Tass news agency reported.