MOSCOW, Russia considers it absolutely inexplicable treacherous stabs in the back from those who were considered partners in the fight against terrorism, said President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the ceremony of presenting credentials of new ambassadors of foreign States.
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Political divisions of the Russian Federation and Turkey. Dossier
“We believe the absolute inexplicable treacherous stabs in the back from those who we have seen partners and allies in the fight against terrorism”, he said, adding that referring to the incident two days ago, the incident with the downed Turkish air force Russian su-24 bomber.
Turkey deliberately drives relations with Russia into a deadlock; still no apology for the su-24, no offers of compensation, nor promises to punish the guilty, said the President of the Russian Federation.
“We still don’t hear apologies from the highest political level Turkey or proposals relating to compensation and damages, no promises to punish the criminals behind this crime,” – said Putin. He added that “the impression that the Turkish government deliberately driving the Russian-Turkish relations are in deadlock, we are sorry about this.”
The President stressed that “what happened two days ago in the skies over Syria, contrary to common sense and international law: the plane was shot down over Syrian territory”.
The attack on the Russian su-24M
A fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 on Tuesday shot down a Russian su-24 bomber. Moscow claims that the Russian plane was over Syrian territory, there participating in the operation against ISIS. According to the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation “violation of air space of Turkey.” Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the attack on the bomber su-24 will have “serious consequences” for Russian-Turkish relations.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the extraordinary meeting of the NATO Council convened at the initiative of Turkey, has called for calm and de-escalate in contacts between Moscow and Ankara.
About the international coalition against terrorism
Putin said that the emergence of the group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) was the result of the passivity of a number of countries and in furtherance of terrorism.
From Russia with support
As the aircraft of the Russian Federation helps to fight with terrorists in Syria
“Let me remind you that the passivity of a number of countries, and often directly supporting terrorism in fact and resulted in a dreadful phenomenon – the so-called “Islamic state,” he said, speaking at the ceremony of presenting credentials of new ambassadors of foreign States.
Putin hopes that the international coalition against terrorism will be formed and will support the successful operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria.
“I hope that they will finally form a really wide international coalition that will act in a coordinated manner, as a single powerful force, and, in particular, support the actions of the Russian military engaged in successful operations against terrorist groups and structures in Syria”, – he noted, speaking at the ceremony of presenting credentials of new ambassadors of foreign States.
Putin said that those responsible diplomacy is particularly needed today, when all are faced with unprecedented challenges.
“Responsible, aimed at mutual understanding and cooperation diplomacy are especially needed in the current complex international situation, when we all face unprecedented scope and nature of challenges and threats,” said he, addressing the ceremony of presenting credentials of new ambassadors of foreign States.
One of the main threats of today, the President called terrorism, “its barbaric, bloody crimes”. According to Putin, over the past 10 years committed more than 100 thousand acts of terrorism, but only in 2014 as a result of such crimes have killed more than 32 thousand people from 67 countries of the world. “Russia’s position regarding terrorism has always been consistent, firm and clear, – said the President. – This evil must fight uncompromisingly, consistently”.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).