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Putin Order for Passenger Aircraft Dropped in 2014 Canceled After Scare Bomb Bomb

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News24XX.com - Russia's Vladimir Putin in 2014 ordered a passenger plane reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi to fall, the president said in a film aired on Sunday.

In a 2-hour documentary titled "Putin" and available in Russian social media, Putin told reporter Andrey Kondrashov that he received a call from the security officer responsible for the Sochi Olympics on February 7th 2014, just before the opening ceremony. start.

"I was told: an airplane traveling from Ukraine to Istanbul was arrested, captured landing requests in Sochi," Putin said in a film seen by Reuters.

Pilot from Turkish Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 flying from Kharkiv to Istanbul reported that one of the passengers had a bomb and the plane had to change direction to Sochi, Kondrashov said in the film.

There were 110 passengers aboard, while more than 40,000 people gathered at the stadium to witness the opening ceremony, the reporter said.

Putin said he asked for advice from security officials and was told of an emergency plan for the type of situation that asked for the plane to be shot down.

"I told them: act according to plan," Putin said, adding that soon he arrived at the Olympic venue with officials of the International Olympic Committee.

After a few minutes Putin received another call, he said, informing him that this was a false alarm - the passenger was drunk and the plane would continue flying to Turkey.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Sunday confirmed the comments on the film. Putin runs for president next Sunday, March 18.

The country is on high alert ahead of the football World Cup from 14 June to 15 July, with matches in a number of cities.

 

N24 / adi

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