MOSCOW, December 9. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin during a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of great Britain David Cameron has invited British experts to take part in deciphering data from flight recorders from the Russian su-24 bomber, shot down in Syria on 24 November.
About it reports a press-service of the Kremlin.
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Putin: Russia believes that the su-24 was shot down, to secure the supply of illegal oil to Turkey
Putin and Cameron also discussed the security issues in the middle East, including the situation in Syria. During the meeting it was noted that both countries have “similar approaches to the threat posed by ISIS and other terrorist groups operating in the region (Middle East)”.
Earlier, the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian defense Ministry will determine what international experts to invite to decrypt the recorder. “This will determine the Ministry of defence. Putin talked about the fact that an autopsy and investigation of this box, in order to jointly establish the true trajectory and the coordinates of the flight of our bombers before he was attacked, to perform the whole complex works together with foreign inspectors. But what it will be inspectors, who will be the addressee of the invitation, who will be willing to answer this prompt, I’m not ready to say,” said Sands.
He also could not answer the question about whether to participate in the work on the study of the recorder experts from Turkey.
As was found with the recorder
On the eve of the defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Putin that the recorder was discovered at the crash site. Gunmen who killed one of the Russian pilots, according to Shoigu, were vigorously chased away.
“They did not have time the plane to take off, and was found the parametric flight data recorder, which we brought in,” he said.
The head of state expressed gratitude to all who participated in the discovery and delivery. “We obviously need to thank our military personnel from the staff of special forces, search and rescue crew, and the Syrian military personnel for what they were able to get this recorder, which will certainly help to understand what happened,” said Putin.
As the information from the recorder will affect relations with Turkey
The President stated that no matter what data are detected on the recorder, it will not change the relationship to Turkey.
“I’d like to mention, of course, we need to know (with recorder), but whatever we learned our attitude to crime by the Turkish authorities will not change. We were, once again, to Turkey as a friendly country, but also as an ally against terror, and no one expected this sneaky, treacherous stab in the back”, – said Putin.
The attack on the Russian su-24M and its consequences
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.
In response, the defense Ministry said the su-24M was in the skies over Syria and crossed the border by the Turkish aircraft. The crew of the downed bomber managed to eject, however, commander Oleg Peshkov was killed by ground fire. Navigator Konstantin Muratina saved the Russian military and taken to a Russian base. During the operation to evacuate the pilots of the su-24M was lost helicopter Mi-8. In the death of a marine-contract employee Alexander Pozynich.
Putin called the attack a Turkish air force aircraft of the Russian Federation, who participated in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and did not pose a threat to Turkey, “the stab in the back” of Russia.
The Russian head of state on 28 November signed a decree on the temporary ban from 1 January 2016 to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey. With the new year also suspends the agreement with Turkey on visa-free regime. A ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain goods from Turkey (the list will be determined by the government). In addition, it is not recommended to tour operators to sell trips to Turkey. The government was instructed to strengthen control over the activities of the Turkish road carriers on the territory of Russia in order to ensure security.