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"Russian President Vladimir Putin invited British experts to examine the black box from the Su-24 bomber downed by Turkey last month, the Kremlin’s official website reported Wednesday.
The Russian President made the offer during a phone conversation with British Prime Minister David Cameron when he called to offer Putin his condolences after the incident, which resulted in the death of the plane’s pilot.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu showed the black box to Putin at a meeting on Tuesday. The president requested that it remain closed until foreign experts arrive to participate in an investigation into the downing."
Putin has said that international experts must be present when the flight data recorder is analyzed.
Then Putin made a seemingly odd remark, which left many wondering exactly what he was implying, when he stated that he hoped the fight against terrorists would not require the use of nuclear weapons. “We know that high-precision weapons can be equipped with both conventional warheads and with special warheads, that is, with nuclear warheads. Naturally, in the fight against the terrorists we hope that is something that will never be needed.”
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: kloejen
What it will show depends on what parameters are recorded. Not all recorders show navigation data, so it might not show where it was when it was shot down.
Smart move by Putin though. This way he can't be accused of tampering with the data, no matter what it shows.
I would think that the involvement of Syrian government forces could also taint the evidence in the minds of some.
Putin was presented with the airplane’s black box, which was recovered by Syrian and Russian special-forces, by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday.
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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: kloejen
So without knowing what's on the black box he knows what it will show?
Something doesn't sound right. Even weirder was his comment about the use of nukes on terrorist targets. Syria is ok with Russian popping off nukes on their territory?