MOSCOW, November 27. Turkey risks being in a difficult situation, the leadership of this country crossed the line of permissible. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, opening negotiations with the head of the Syrian foreign Minister Walid Muallem.
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The head of the Syrian foreign Ministry believes that the Russian Federation two soldiers were killed as “martyrs in the fight against terrorism”
Lavrov expressed his sincere gratitude to Damascus for the salvation of the Russian pilot.
“I don’t think there is reason now to speak in detail about our views of Turkish provocations against our plane, – the Minister noted. – Our assessments were presented the most detailed way, first of all, Russian President Vladimir Putin.”
“We believe that the Turkish leadership has crossed a line valid, he said. – It runs the risk of having Turkey in a difficult situation – and from the point of view of long-term national interests, and from the point of view of the situation in the region.”
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.
The political process in Syria
Russia in the framework of the Vienna process will insist on the inclusive character of the political process in Syria, said Lavrov.
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“In the framework of international support for Syria let us seek a fair start, an inclusive political process in which Syrians themselves will determine their destiny”, – said the Minister.
“Attach particular importance on interaction in the current overly sensitive stage of a decisive fight against terrorists and promoting a political settlement of the Syrian crisis taking into account the interests of the Syrians,” Lavrov said.
The Minister said that Russia “appreciates the commitment of the Syrian leadership in addressing these challenges”.
“We will continue to provide Syria with all necessary assistance in the fight against terrorists,” – said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.