Sands: the response of the Turkish authorities on the incident with su-24 resembles a theatre of the absurd

Sands: the response of the Turkish authorities on the incident with su-24 resembles a theatre of the absurd

VLADIVOSTOK, November 28. The reaction of the Turkish authorities on the incident with su-24 shot down Turkish air force in the skies of Syria, reminiscent of the theater of the absurd. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov in interview to the leading program “Vesti on Saturday” Sergei Brilev.

The President of Turkey made a statement in which he said that if the Turkish plane is shot down over the territory of Syria, it will be considered an act of aggression. And how then to qualify what happened to the Russian plane?

Dmitry Peskov
press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation

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“That is such a theater of the absurd,” said Sands.

Speaking about the developments, a spokesman preferred not to predict the most severe consequences of the incident, for example, the overlap of the Turkey sea of the Straits to shipping. “You build a completely apocalyptic scenario”, – he said on such an assumption of the journalist. “Certainly, from our point of view, the predictability of the actions of the Turkish leadership is now defined with difficulty,” admitted Sands. “And let’s not even discuss such scenarios”, he added.

“While it is possible to ascertain only one thing: Russian pilots insured in case of renewed danger, the relevant defense system is established, and to argue here about such apocalyptic scenarios, let’s not even doing that,” said Sands.

“Russian challenge thrown unprecedented”

According to Dmitry Peskov, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin concentrated on the critical situation in Russian-Turkish relations in the context of unprecedented challenge to Moscow.

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“Certainly, the President mobilized, mobilized to the maximum mobilized up to the level required by the circumstances”, he said. “The circumstances are unprecedented, challenge, challenge Russia abandoned an unprecedented, and hence, in fact, the response corresponds to this threat,” added the spokesman.

Peskov stressed that instead of an apology and punishment of those responsible, from the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Taipa “followed from a legal point of view hard-to-explain the statement about the Turkish aircraft in the Syrian airspace”. Peskov said that Moscow regret that this is the answer of Ankara.

“It is impossible to shoot down Russian planes. Not to encroach on Russia”

Dmitry Peskov believes it is important to be able to influence Turkey country guarantee the predictability of its behavior.

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“Now, of course, important to to, let’s say, all who could, used his influence in order to ensure at least some predictability of actions of the Turkish side – said the press Secretary of the President. – It is impossible to shoot down Russian planes. Not to encroach on Russia.”

Speaking about the situation with Turkey shot down a Russian su-24, the representative of the Kremlin has noticed that “many capitals of the countries – members of NATO, so to speak, really are some kind of solidarity with Turkey, for sure.” “Such provocative actions, and that it will be regarded as a terrible provocation, it was clear from the outset, they are certainly not in the interests of either NATO or Russia, in the end and Turkey”, – said Peskov.

The attack on su-24M

On Tuesday, the fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 shot down 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.” 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.

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