Syrian plane legally carried radar parts: Russia
MOSCOW (AP) - The Syrian plane that was forced to land in Turkey was legally carrying Russian radar parts for Syria, Russia's foreign minister said.
Mr Sergey Lavrov insisted on Friday the shipment complied with international law. He said the plane carried no weapons and that the "electric equipment for radars" of was a legitimate cargo.
Mr Lavrov added, however, that the cargo was of "dual purpose", meaning it could have civilian and military applications. He said the Russian company that sent it to Syria would demand that Turkey return it.
The Syrian Airbus A-320 was intercepted by Turkish fighter jets on its way from Moscow to Damascus on Wednesday and forced to land in Ankara.