MOSCOW, December 3. Russia will not rattle the saber, but Turkey tomatoes don’t cut it. This was stated by President Vladimir Putin in his annual address to the Federal Assembly.
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“We will not wait nervous, hysterically dangerous for us and for the world reaction. Reactions designed for, maybe some external effects, or maybe even on short domestic political consolidation, he said. That can’t happen. The basis of our actions would be responsible to their country and people. We are not going and won’t rattle the saber”.
“But if someone thinks that, having committed a despicable war crime – the killing of our people, they will get off with a tomato or some limitations in construction or other industries, they are deeply mistaken, – assured the President. – We do not just recall what they did and they will regret his actions. We know that we need to do.”
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The supply routes of illegal oil in Turkey. Data Of The Ministry Of Defense
“Now to repel the terrorist threat mobilized our armed forces, intelligence agencies, law enforcement bodies, – Vladimir Putin continued. But be aware of their responsibility should the government, political parties, civil society and media. Russia’s strength in the free development of all peoples, diversity, and harmony of cultures, languages, and traditions, in mutual respect, dialogue and Orthodox, and Muslims, and followers of Judaism and Buddhism”.
“We must firmly oppose any manifestations of extremism and xenophobia, to preserve interethnic and interreligious accord. This is the historical basis of our society and the Russian statehood,” – said the Russian President.
“The Turkish people – good, hard-working and talented”
The Russian President accused Ankara of supporting terrorists, but believes the Turkish people friendly.
“We know who Turkey stuffing in your pocket and allows you to earn money to terrorists”, – said Putin. According to him, it is this money “the bandits recruit mercenaries, buy weapons, organize the inhuman terrorist attacks against our citizens, citizens of France, Lebanon, Mali and other countries.”
The Russian President recalled that Turkey had taken refuge and received moral and material support to the militants operating in the North Caucasus in the 1990s and 2000s “And now they are still there to notice,” said the President of Russia.
Meanwhile, the Turkish people – good, hardworking and talented. In Turkey we have a lot of old and reliable friends. And let me stress that we do not put an equal sign between them and part of today’s ruling elite, which is directly responsible for the deaths of our soldiers in Syria
“Only, perhaps, Allah knows why they did it”
“We will not forget this complicity to terrorists”, – promised the President of Russia. “Always believed and continue to believe the betrayal the most recent and shameful case.
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Let them know that those in Turkey who was shot in the back of our pilots who hypocritically tries to justify himself, his actions and cover up the crimes of terrorists”, – said the head of state.
Putin expressed misunderstanding why the Turkish authorities gave the order to shoot down Russian military aircraft. “Any questions, any concerns and contradictions that we never saw it, had to solve a completely different way. We were ready to cooperate with Turkey on the most sensitive issues for her and were willing to go as far as their allies were unwilling to do. Only, perhaps, Allah knows why they did it,” said the President of Russia.
The attack on the Russian su-24M
November 24, 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 crew of a military aircraft managed to eject, but one of the two pilots was killed by ground fire. The second pilot was rescued. 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.
In the Russian defense Ministry said the su-24M was extremely over Syrian territory, and that violations of its airspace was not.
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 involved in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and posed a threat to Turkey, is a “stab in the back” of Russia.