The UN, on 9 February. /Corr. Oleg Zelenin/. Permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin called on members of the Security Council of the world organization of sober and balanced approach to the accusations of Ankara in Moscow, and also be aware of the destructive role of Turkey in Syria. About this he wrote in a letter th, published Tuesday on the website of the world organization.
Turkey has again accused Russia of violating its airspace
The appeal of the Russian diplomat was a response to the letter of the permanent representative of Turkey Halit of Cevica, February 3 accused Russia in “yet another violation of its airspace by Russian combat aircraft”, allegedly recorded by the air defense system of the country on 29 January and also claimed that after the incident with the destruction of the su-24 in November, Moscow has refrained from direct contacts at the highest level, despite the appeals of Ankara.
“We urge members of the Security Council and the international community as a sober and balanced approach to the allegations of the Turkish side. The continued attacks of Ankara towards Russia should not distract attention from the destructive actions of Turkey on the Syrian track, including anti-terrorist track, and efforts within the inter – Syrian talks,” Churkin said.
According to him, in conditions when Ankara “refuses to accept responsibility for the downed outside the territory of Turkey, the Russian aircraft” and the death of Russian servicemen, Russia sees “not only as propaganda coup” attempt of the Turkish authorities “to use another of the allegations of violation of air space as a pretext for the resumption of direct dialogue”.
Evidence of a violation no
The permanent representative of the Russian Federation drew attention that Turkey, despite repeated requests from Moscow, “until now did not provide any actual objective evidence in support of his allegations”. According to him, even NATO has not provided “convincing evidence” of the violation, although the Turkish authorities claimed that the Alliance is the first recorded incident.
“It is noteworthy that on this background the Ministry of foreign Affairs official and high-ranking officials of Turkey considered themselves entitled to make threats against Russia, to blackmail “serious consequences”, say “escalate” the Russian side the situation in the region. Although to escalate taken on 24 November 2015, Ankara continues,” – said the diplomat.
24 November 2015 Russian bomber su-24M was shot down by Turkish fighter F-16 in skies over Turkey. One crew member died, another was saved, but during the rescue operation died of a marine-a soldier. Ankara declared the violation of its airspace by a Russian plane, but the defense Ministry rejected the accusations and called the attack “a planned action”. As a result relations between the two countries deteriorated sharply.
January 30, the President of Turkey, TIIM Erdogan told reporters that he wants to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with the alleged violation of its airspace by Russian military aircraft on January 29. Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that “Putin was informed about the desire of President Erdogan”.