Spring: NATO support Ankara in the situation with the su-24 is suggestive of joint provocation

Spring: NATO support Ankara in the situation with the su-24 is suggestive of joint provocation


MOSCOW, December 1. NATO support Ankara in a situation with downed over Syria Russian su-24 suggests a joint provocations. This was announced on Tuesday to journalists by the Chairman of the state Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya.

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Grushko: NATO’s “politically closed” Ankara in the incident with su-24

Earlier, Russia’s permanent representative at NATO Alexander Grushko said that NATO is “politically closed” Ankara in the incident with the destruction of the Turkish air force Russian su-24 aircraft in Syria and therefore is responsible for it.

“The practice of double standards used by NATO today is not surprising. But in the case of support to the Alliance of Ankara with the downed su-24, does that mean that NATO approves Turkey’s actions after the fact, or was preparing this provocation together? This is a question that is not rhetorical significance,” Yarovaya told journalists on Tuesday.

Another open question, as the MP said, is “who was aware of the impact on soldiers of Russia, perform counter-terrorism mission, and whether it is direct endorsement of terrorism, or the promotion of “drowning” Turkey in the oil flow ISIL (the former name of the terrorist group “Islamic state”, banned in Russia)”.

According to Spring, now double standards are applied regarding the foundations of international law and security in the world. “But in a situation with our aircraft turned out to be a miss in the object of the attack. Russia squandered the national interests and security of our citizens no matter what” – she said. “And those who strike, haggling with terrorists and those who protect international criminals should understand it”, – said the head of the Duma Committee.

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Putin: Turkey’s attack on the su-24 is a Backstab Russia, which caused the accomplices of terrorists

“The President’s decision on additional security measures completely justified and necessary, it is supported by our citizens. And consolidation of society means that we support the actions of the Russian armed forces to combat terrorism,” said Yarovaya.

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.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin on November 28 signed a decree “On measures for safeguarding national security of the Russian Federation and the protection of citizens from criminal and other unlawful acts and on application of special economic measures against the Turkish Republic.” In accordance with the decree, a ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain types of Turkish goods, the activities under the jurisdiction of the Turkish organizations, as of 1 January 2016 is prohibited to hire for certain jobs of Turkish citizens.