MOSCOW, December 13. The crew of the patrol ship (BCC) of the Navy of Russia “sharp-witted” had small arms fire to drive away the Turkish boat in the Aegean sea, to prevent the collision. The seiner did not respond to attempts to contact him, announced on 13 December the press service of the defense Ministry.
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“09:03 GMT over the service of the ship found at a distance of about 1 thousand meters of the Turkish ship approaching the anchored IC “Clever” to starboard. Despite many attempts at “Clever” the Turkish seiner crew was not in radio contact with Russian sailors and did not respond to the special visual signals of the luminous semaphore and signal rockets”, – told in the Ministry.
“When approaching the Turkish Seiners with the Russian escort ship at a distance of about 600 meters, in order to prevent collisions of ships, while moving on the Turkish ship at a distance of a guaranteed neoregelia, was applied to small arms, – said the Agency. – Immediately after that, the Turkish vessel changed her course and staying in contact with a Russian crew continued moving past the SC “Clever” at a distance of 540 metres.”
The defense Ministry also said that the military attaché of Turkey, was urgently summoned to the Ministry of defense in connection with the incident.
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.