The Russian foreign Ministry rejects accusations of Ankara on the use of videoconferencing incendiary and cluster bombs

The Russian foreign Ministry rejects accusations of Ankara on the use of videoconferencing incendiary and cluster bombs

MOSCOW, 5 February. The use of videoconferencing Russia in Syria any forbidden types of weapons. As stated in the Russian foreign Ministry, the information campaign against Russia in Turkey may be the preparation of the Turkish population to the increase in military activities of Ankara in Syria.

4 February

The defense Ministry suspected Turkey in preparation for a military intervention in Syria

“Drew attention to a detailed recent aggressive anti-Russian propaganda in the media of Turkey, fueled by the statements of the leadership of this country, said in depodesta. – The subject of unfounded accusations this time was the situation with refugees from parts of Syria, which is densely populated by Turkomans. In published materials categorically stated that the movement of refugees to the Turkish border are the result of the action of Air and space forces of the Russian Federation. Allegedly the Russian air force strikes on civilian targets, using “incendiary and cluster bombs”.

The foreign Ministry emphasize that all the blows of Air and space forces of the Russian Federation in Syria are put exclusively on objects of insurgents, the location of which is carefully calibrated and verified through Baghdad located in the Information center, using information from the units of the Patriotic opposition and all kinds of intelligence on the territory of the middle East region. As said on Smolensk square, “the use of Russian military aircraft of any of the forbidden weapons are eliminated.”

“In this context would like to reiterate the repeated calls by Russia to members of the U.S.-led coalition antiepilepsy, primarily to the USA, to establish direct cooperation between the defense agencies for the rapid exchange of information about the targets in Syria to be destroyed, and the objects that are controlled by the forces of Patriotic opposition or hiding civilians, stressed in dipvedomstva. – However, for reasons unknown to us, our Western partners do not go beyond the establishment of a mechanism for preventing incidents in the air, preferring, apparently, thus to preserve for themselves the opportunity to spread insinuations about applying Russian VC attacks on civilian targets”.

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“Given the apparent us official in Ankara as anti-Russian propaganda does not rule out the possibility that the unwinding in Turkey information campaign is nothing other than the preparation of the Turkish population to intensify its military activities on the territory of a sovereign Syrian state, – noted in the Ministry. – Remember, as the Turkish authorities as actively resorted to the rhetoric on “turkmenskoy the theme” on the eve of the attack on Russian bomber in the airspace of Syria, on 24 November last year.”

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.