MOSCOW, December 16. Moscow considers silly comparison in some Turkish media situations with the downed Turkish air force Russian aircraft in Syria and the incident with the South Korean Boeing shot down over the USSR in 1983. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“It’s silly to compare these situations”
“We watch and read the reports of Turkish media, the confusion caused by the materials, which compares the tragedy with a Russian bomber in Syria with the tragedy that occurred a few decades ago, when one was shot down a South Korean Boeing, – noted she. – In these publications, there are links to high-ranking representatives of the Turkish government, which confirm the Parallels and compare the situation.”
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“You find a lot in common: both there and there the sky, but when it comes to the media, you need to understand what you are saying, – said Zakharov. – Basic proficiency of the Internet allows you to understand what silly to compare these situations.”
The Turkish air force on 24 November he shot down a Russian su-24 bomber in the skies over Syria. The crew 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. As a result, one marine soldier was killed.
South Korean Boeing 747 was shot down on 1 September 1983 a Soviet interceptor after twice violated Soviet airspace near the Kamchatka Peninsula and Sakhalin.