The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova poignantly commented on the loud statements of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the reasons for “cooling” between the two countries.
Erdogan, speaking before heads of local administrations in Ankara, in his characteristic manner accused of “quarrel” Moscow, too, in his view, neglected sensitive to the loss of “two pilots” in Syria, speaking about the incident with the Russian su-24 bomber, which is November 24, 2015 without warning attacked the Turkish fighters .. they Say, for the sake of a FRIEND like Turkey, could not be boiled.
“It is a pity that Russia because the two pilots lost a friend like Turkey,” said the Turkish head of state, adding that “the Turks are not enemies of the Russian people”. Well, think, shot by Russian military aircraft, it happens to everyone. Remember the Turkish President about the multi-million army of Russian tourists (up to 4 million tourists from Russia annually), and joint trade. Expressing at the end of their “reasoning about friendship of peoples” hope for the normalization of relations between the two countries.
The passage of Erdogan amused Maria Zakharova, who offered a bit to correct your own text, simply rearranging the words in some places.
“Erdogan’s words:”it is a Pity that Russia because the two pilots lost a friend like Turkey”… put in the order in which they should stand: “Russia, because Turkey lost two pilots,” wrote Zakharova on his page in social network Facebook.
Watch the video on “the General staff told about the circumstances of the death of the downed su-24M”
The head of the main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation Lieutenant General Sergey rudskoy said in his speech about the circumstances in which a Russian su-24 was shot down by Turkish aircraft. “Exact data of objective control, our plane border with Turkey did not cross. This is confirmed by Syrian air defenses” stated rudskoy.
Video published on the website youtube.com user-the Russian defense Ministry