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Putin Says he Approved Plan to Shoot Down Hijacked Passenger Plane in 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a new documentary that he approved of a plan to shoot down a hijacked passenger jet four years ago. A Ukrainian man tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight and demanded that it go to Sochi as the Winter Olympics were about to start there in February 2014. The Sochi Games were Putin's pet project designed to showcase Russia. The plane's pilot instead tricked the man, who was drunk and falsely claimed he had a bomb, and landed in...

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