"The secretary-general urges all relevant parties to take urgent measures with a view to de-escalate the tensions," Ban's spokesperson said in a note to the media.
    
"He hopes that a credible and thorough review of the incident will clarify the events and help prevent future recurrences," the spokesperson added.
    
The Russian SU-24 jet was shot down yesterday by NATO member Turkey somewhere over the Turkey-Syria border, an act Russian President Vladimir Putin said would have 'serious consequences' for ties between the two countries.

In the wake of the event, the UN chief believes that "worrying development" underscores the importance of international unity and cooperation in international action against violent extremists in the region, as well as the urgent need to agree on a political solution to the tragic events in Syria.

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