The incident with su-24: the reaction of Russian politicians

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MOSCOW, November 24. First Deputy Chairman of state Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov (CPRF) proposes to suspend diplomatic relations of Russia with Turkey in connection with the incident with the Russian fighter. “Economic relations with Turkey should be immediately frozen and diplomatic relations, perhaps, also need some time to interrupt,” said Kalashnikov.

A priority for the Deputy offered to call the Turkish Ambassador in Moscow to the foreign Ministry “immediately to withdraw our Ambassador (to Turkey) for consultation. “They (the Turkish side) is made specifically in the day of the meeting (U.S. President Barack) Obama and (French President Francois) Hollande to strongly prevent any construct in the peacekeeping operation (in Syria),” he says.

“Turkey made a huge mistake”

Member of state Duma Committee on defense, Colonel-General Viktor Zavarzin said that Russia will not leave unanswered the attack on the aircraft su-24 shot down a Turkish fighter, and stressed that the Turkish authorities made a big mistake whose consequences would “be irreversible.”

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“Our military aircraft did not violate the airspace of Turkey,” – said Zavarzin journalists. In his opinion, “today’s event is a serious provocation to regional and global security, the consequences will be irreversible.” The MP is convinced that it became clear today the entire world community. “Russia will respond accordingly. The actions of the Turkish authorities is totally unacceptable, they made a huge mistake,” he said.

Zavarzin reminded that Russia had repeatedly and persistently called the people to unite efforts of the international community in the fight against terrorism. “The threat (banned in the RF group) of the “Islamic state” – for all General. And deal with it together, coordinating their actions,” he said. “But now we see that our struggle with terrorism is clearly disturbs many men. That’s why happened what happened”, – said the member of the Duma Committee.

“Consequences for Russian-Turkish relations will be most negative”

The attack on the Russian plane su-24 that was shot down over Syria will have serious consequences for the financial and economic interests of Turkey. This opinion was expressed by the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov.

“Consequences for Russian-Turkish relations will be very negative. I think that in taking this decision, the Turkish side or those who took this decision, weighed the bad that it will cause enormous impact on financial and economic interests of Turkey”, – said Pushkov.

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As Pushkov said, it is known that the main income of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in the Russian Federation) were obtained from illicit oil sales. “And when France and Russia began to strike on the oil fields and the columns of trucks carrying oil to Turkey, it has hit the interests of certain quarters,” said Pushkov.

“I do not exclude that the attack on the Russian plane was linked, in particular, with irritation, which is experienced circles that make a huge money by smuggling oil. But the financial-economic losses to be incurred by Turkey as a result of what they now did will be far greater than the revenue that someone in Turkey was obtained from this oil trade”, – said Pushkov.

“The appeal to NATO is a confirmation of the hostility of the Turkish side’s actions”

“The appeal to NATO is a confirmation of the hostility of the Turkish side’s actions in relation to Russia. In a situation where the Turkish government would like most to smooth over the incident, apparently, would be appropriate negotiations between heads of States”, – said Pushkov. However, according to him, the Turkish government is negotiating with the Russian leadership appeals to NATO as if it “calls to protect it from Russian attack.”

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The NATO Council will hold consultations on the incident with the aircraft of the Russian Federation in Syria

Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet davutoğlu has instructed the foreign Ministry to consult with NATO and the UN about the incident with the Russian su-24 that consultations will be held today.

“This proves that all have been heard in Turkey of prosecution – which she passively, and actively contributes to the strengthening of ISIS in Syria and Iraq – that these charges are justified, that Turkey is out of the country, which is still criticized Russia’s actions in Syria, but refrained from direct hostile acts, turns into a country that begins to protect the IG from the actions of Russia”, – said the MP.

“I do not exclude that these actions were coordinated with some powerful anti-Russian circles in NATO countries. Possible to get the support of these circles, and Turkey appealed to NATO”, – he added.

“A strike on our plane is a blow to those who defend the world from terrorism”

The Chairman of the state Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya stated that the counter-terrorism Committee of the UN security Council must respond appropriately to the incident with the Russian plane.

The MP recalled that article 3 of the resolution of the UN General Assembly “Definition of aggression” States that “the attack by the armed forces of a state on the land, sea or air forces, or marine and air fleets of another state regardless of a Declaration of war, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of article 2, may be qualified even as an act of aggression”.

According to Spring, committed a war crime, which is comparable to a terrorist act. “A strike on our plane is a blow to those who defend the world from terrorism. Broken everything you could break and from the point of view of international law, and from the point of view of elementary common sense,” – said the politician. The head of the Duma Committee also stressed that Russia is acting in accordance with international law, fighting terrorism in Syria to the official status. “Therefore the attack on Russia is an attack on the anti-terrorist coalition and a crime against Russia and the world”, she concluded.

“Hopes for apology from the Turkish side there is no”

The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev has suggested to freeze all cross-border relations with Turkey. This opinion he expressed on his page in Facebook.

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In the Senator’s words, Turkey itself has chosen to itself a place “in the modern history of the struggle between good and evil”. “And this place, as it turns out – outside the anti-terrorist coalition. It is, wittingly or unwittingly – with the terrorists,” he said. He also believes that “hopes for apology from the Turkish side, alas, no,” you must now wait for “the reaction of our potential partners in the global anti-terrorist coalition”, i.e. NATO members. “And all cross-border relations with Turkey should be, I think, to cancel until better times”, – said the Senator.

Kosachev expressed regret that the strike Turkish missile “in a moment destroyed all that had been accumulating in the Russian-Turkish relations: trust and partnership”. “Back mistrust and hostility. Phenomenal error of the Turkish leadership, which is worse than the crime. Including or even, especially, in front of their own people,” he said, adding that the error of Ankara “will not hesitate to use the very same terrorists against whom acted Russian bomber, defending, in the end, Turkey”.

“I sincerely regret that our intersocietal relations inflicted such a crushing blow, because the Russians used to see in the Turks of friends and partners, rather than those in the unforced situation, immediately ready to beat to death – by our people, not having the slightest hostile intent neither to Turkey nor its people”, – concluded the MP.

“The most mass direction of the tourism industry of Turkey is under threat”

The incident with the attack on the Russian plane su-24 can have serious consequences, primarily for the tourism industry of Turkey. This was stated by the head of Subcommittee of the state Duma on tourism Mikhail Emelyanov.

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The tour operator “Natalie tours” suspend the sale of tours to Turkey in the near future

“The most mass direction of the tourism industry of Turkey is under threat”, – he stressed. According to Emelyanova, even if not imposed the harsh direct sanctions of the Russian Federation in the form of a ban of flights already taken in the recommendations of the MFA of the Russian Federation to refrain from visiting Turkey. “Thus the Turkish market could be a major blow. Up to 3 million Russians have a rest in Turkey every year and half of Turkish tourism industry tied to it,” – believes the Deputy.

However, the head of the relevant Subcommittee had indicated that Turkey for the Russian tourism – seasonal direction. “A massive trip starting in may. Until that time, the situation may change for the better”, does not exclude Emelyanov. He also does not believe that the majority of tour operators in the Russian market will follow the example, “Natalie tours” and to suspend the sale of tours to Turkey.

“Turkey will be a very long time to regret it,”

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The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, accused Turkey of treachery and expressed confidence that the authorities of this country will long regret the incident with a Russian military plane in the skies over Syria.

“I have no doubt that Turkey will be a very long time to regret it. So insidiously not come those who in each case speaks of friendship and cooperation”, – wrote Kadyrov on his page in the social network.

“I consider it my duty to state that I, personally, Chechen Republic, the entire Chechen people ready to run an errand and the order of any complexity (the Russian President). For this we have the will, determination, well-prepared forces and thousands of volunteers! We are always waiting for the order! Make sure you are doing it the true patriots of Russia”, – said Kadyrov.

“Russian-Turkish relations will never be the same”

After the attack a Russian military plane in the skies over Syria, Russian-Turkish relations will never be the same. This opinion was expressed by the head of the faction “United Russia” Vladimir Vasilyev, commenting on the incident with the downed aircraft. “It is impossible to imagine that after today’s events, relations with Turkey will remain the same. This applies to almost all spheres”, – said Vasilyev.

“It’s hard to imagine any of the Russians will go to the country who committed this dastardly act against our soldiers,” – said the head of the faction. In his opinion, the attack aircraft was a blow against all who oppose ISIS.

“It is hoped that the event will cause the world community to realize that the confrontation comes to a dangerous level, and it is used by terrorists and their accomplices”, – said Vasilyev. At the same time he asked the question of “who gave the order to destroy the good neighborly and mutually beneficial relations, which Russia has for many years been building with Turkey”.

As the plane was shot down VKS RF

The plane of Air and space forces of the Russian Federation was shot down by a missile “air-air”, released by Turkish fighter F-16, when he was at the height of 6 thousand meters at a distance of one kilometer from the Turkish border. The defense Ministry earlier reported that the pilots had managed to eject, their fate becomes clear. Later the Ministry said that the plane was shot down when returning to Syrian airbase Hamim. “The analysis of the data of objective control clearly showed that violations of the airspace of Turkey was not”, – told in the defense Ministry.

However, the Turkish General staff said that Turkish fighter jet shot down a plane that violated the country’s airspace. In a statement military statement says the plane’s crew received ten warnings for five minutes.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Jordan’s king Abdullah II drew attention to the fact that the Russian Federation has long recorded deliveries of crude oil to Turkey from captured terrorists areas of Syria. “We have long revealed the fact that Turkey is a large amount of petroleum and petroleum products captured by ISIS (“Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant – the former name of ISIS) areas,” – said the Russian leader. According to him, hence there was “big money fueling gangs”.