Ban seriously concerned over the downing of the Russian jet


UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said in a note that that the “worrying development” underscores the importance of international unity and cooperation in international action against violent extremists in the region

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all relevant parties to take urgent measures with a view to de-escalate tension

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged both Russia and Turkey to de-escalate tension between them after the shooting of the Russian military jet by the Turkish forces.

Ban’s spokesperson said hours after Tuesday’s worrying action: “He (Ban) hopes that a credible and thorough review of the incident will clarify the events and help prevent future recurrences.”

“As he reiterated a number of times, all those who are engaged in military activities in Syria, especially air campaigns,...

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