Sands: information about the Ankara procurement of oil from IG need to fight terrorism

Sands: information about the Ankara procurement of oil from IG need to fight terrorism

MOSCOW, December 1. Information on procurement Ankara oil from the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited on the territory of Russia) need to combat terrorism, not in order to incriminate the Turkish leadership. About it told journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, answering the question, is Moscow ready to make public existing evidence that Turkey buys oil from ISIS.

Earlier, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that in the case of providing such evidence .

“This is not a new statement. In this case, the key is to have information and use it in the work, which is focused mostly on proving something, and the fight against terrorism, this information is used in the fight against terrorism”, – said Peskov, refusing clarifying comments.


“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).

“Believe in it with difficulty”

On Monday, President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian Federation considers that the Russian su-24 bomber was shot down, to secure the supply of illegal oil to Turkey.

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Earlier, Putin said that it is “an industrial scale” of illegal shipments of oil, which Russia is watching from the air “day and night”. According to him, he assumes that the highest political leadership of Turkey is not aware of illegal oil supply from terrorists from Syria, however, “believe in it with difficulty.”

Putin recalled that at the summit of “twenty” in Antalya “showed pictures taken from the height of 5 thousand meters of our pilots”. The cars carrying the oil, put in a chain and go beyond the horizon. “It looks like a living oil pipeline,” he described the pictures of the President of the Russian Federation. According to him, “we’re talking about industrial oil supplies from the occupied Syrian territories captured by the terrorists.”

The Russian President noted that “this account has a special resolution of the UN security Council prohibiting directly to buy oil from terrorists.”

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Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, the order to attack Turkey on su-24

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On the unified coalition against the terrorists and the attack on su-24M

Talk about approaching the creation of a unified coalition against the terrorists in Syria are premature, said Sands, to sum up bilateral meetings of the Russian leader opened on the eve of the climate conference in Paris.

“To say that yesterday somehow brought us closer to the creation of a single coalition, I think, is premature,” – said the representative of the Kremlin. According to him, now “there is a growing understanding of the need for intensification of information exchange”. “But for real operational engagement, it is still, probably, the circumstances are not quite ripe, from the point of view of our counterparts, our partners,” he concluded.

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“Act of aggression” Ankara: what has changed in relations between Russia and Turkey after the incident with the su-24M

Peskov said that the attack of the Turkish air force Russian su-24 has caused strong concern of other countries. “The very fact that Turkey has shot down a Russian plane, performing the operation in the fight against terrorism and in support of offensive operations of the Syrian army on the terrorists, as shown by yesterday’s bilateral contacts, causing a strong concern,” – said the representative of the Kremlin. He stressed that “such incidents show how important” information exchange and interaction mechanisms.

However, he stressed that Turkey, judging by what happened, and wasn’t going to use pre-existing military communication channels with Russia. So Sands commented .

“Military communication channels between our military existed, and they were designed to prevent such tragedies that occurred (su-24). These channels have not worked – and not the fault of the Russian side”, – said the representative of the Kremlin. He added that this was “intentionally or unintentionally”: “As we have seen, the circumstances of the incident indicate, rather, that nobody was going to use already-existing channels,” he concluded.

Peskov reminded that now the Russian military has suspended contacts with Turkey. “I’m not ready to talk about it”, – said the press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation to the question about the possibility of resuming ties.

The incident with the su-24M

A fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 on November 24 shot down a 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.” 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.