The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko tries to convince themselves and the world that the official letter sent by the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Russian President Vladimir Putin is merely a technicality, the act of expressing sympathy to the family of the deceased in Syria, the Russian pilot. However, Poroshenko doesn’t explain why the Turkish side was waiting about seven months after the tragedy of the su-24 to Express this “formality”.
photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
Poroshenko touched on the Turkish apology” in his speech at the end of the mini-summit Ukraine – EU ended in Brussels. The head of the Ukrainian state did not impress neither the text of the letter to Erdogan, nor the subsequent promise of the Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim of Russia to compensate for the material damage after the incident in November 2015, the Russian bomber. The President of Ukraine refuses to admit the obvious – difficult situation, both financial and political, made Ankara the “enable back transfer” in relations with Russia.
“As far as I understood from the text of the message of the President of Turkey addressed to the Kremlin, it was a speech of condolence to the family of the deceased pilot,” said the head of Ukraine, adding that this attitude of Erdogan it is clear.
Earlier, the press service of the Kremlin has extended the appeal of Erdogan addressed to the President Vladimir Putin in which, in particular, stated that: “Russia is Turkey’s friend and strategic partner… we Have no desire to spoil relations with Russia. We had no deliberate intention to shoot down a plane belonging to the Russian Federation Express their sympathy and deep condolences to the family of the deceased and say: sorry… We are ready for any initiative.”