MOSCOW, November 25. Responsible for the attack on the Russian su-24 in Syria should be found and criminally punished, said the Chairman of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin at a meeting with the foreign Minister of Syria Walid Muallem.
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“We regard this action as a crime and as aiding terrorists, and this crime is the responsible person, and they should be found and criminally punished,” said the speaker.
The VKS RF plane was over the territory of Syria
A fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 on Tuesday shot down a Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria.
The defense Ministry claims that the su-24M was extremely over Syrian territory and that “violations of the airspace of Turkey.” Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the attack on the bomber would have “serious consequences” for Russian-Turkish relations. According to the head of state, the Turkish air force attack on the Russian plane, which was involved in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and did not pose a threat to Turkey, is a “stab in the back” of Russia.
The crew of su-24M managed to eject, but one of the two pilots was killed by ground fire. The second pilot rescued and taken to base. In search of the pilots was attended by two helicopters Mi-8. One of the cars came under fire and made an emergency landing. One marine soldier was killed. The others aboard the helicopter were evacuated and are safe. Downed Mi-8 was subsequently destroyed by mortar fire from the territory controlled by the militants.
The first action of strike aircraft will be operated only under cover of fighter planes. Second, measures will be taken to strengthen air defense. To this end, the cruiser “Moskva”, equipped with air defense system “Fort”, similar to s-300, is a district in the coastal area of Latakia. Be warned that all of the goals that represents for us the potential danger will be destroyed. Third, contacts with Turkey on the military line will be discontinued
The attack on the su-24 is a betrayal of the people of Turkey by its authorities
Attack on Russian military aircraft from Turkey does not reflect the sentiments of the Turkish people and his betrayal. Such opinion was stated today by Chairman of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin at a meeting with the foreign Minister of Syria Walid Muallem.
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“What did the Turkish authorities against Russian aircraft, does not reflect the sentiments of the population of Turkey, with whom we had established friendly, partner relations,” he said.
“We believe that crime is a betrayal to his own people”, – said Sergey Naryshkin.
The Russian Federation does not accept the change objectionable governments
Russia does not accept the change of “undesirables” as a result of outside influence, therefore only the Syrian people can determine the fate of their country, stressed Naryshkin.
“Our position remains that we do not accept changing undesirable governments, outside influence of third forces, third countries,” he said.
“Only the Syrian people should determine their destiny and choose their own government,” he confirmed.
According to the speaker of the state Duma, speaking about the restoration of peace in Syria, Russia believes that it is important “to work intensively on the track of a political dialogue between all political forces SAR”. “And in this respect we attach great importance to the formation of the international stage in the form of the international support group Syria,” – said Sergey Naryshkin.
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