ST. PETERSBURG, November 26. The incident with the Russian plane shot down by Turkey in the skies over Syria, had a negative impact on Russian-Turkish inter-parliamentary relations, it is unknown when they will return to the old atmosphere of trust. This was stated to journalists by the speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin.
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“I don’t know when in our parliamentary relations between Russia and Turkey will return to the old trust and friendly atmosphere”, – he admitted.
“While I understand that the criminal order (to shoot down a Russian aircraft su-24M) gave not parliamentarians,” added Naryshkin.
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.
Russian bombers were over the territory of 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.
Parliamentarians of Eurasia 2016 will hold a meeting on the fight against terrorism
The speakers of parliaments of Eurasia 2016 will hold a meeting on the fight against terrorism, said Naryshkin.
“This morning at the meeting of the Council of the CSTO PA supported the initiative of the speaker of the Parliament of South Korea on holding in the next, in 2016, the year of the meeting meeting of speakers of parliaments of Eurasia. The theme of this meeting – the fight against terrorism,” – said Naryshkin.