Monday, November 30, 2015

RT — By ‘covering’ Turkey politically, NATO took responsibility for downing of Russian Su-24 – envoy

Positions hardening.
By refusing to render an opinion on Turkey’s “intentional” downing of Russia’s bomber over Syria, and instead providing Ankara with political backing, NATO’s leadership has taken responsibility for the incident, Russia’s NATO envoy, Aleksandr Grushko, said.
Grushko gave his comments to reporters on Monday after it emerged that he had met with NATO’s Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow to discuss the November 24 incident when a Russian Su-24 bomber was shot down by a Turkish F-16 while striking terrorist positions in Syria. 


Ryan Harris said...

Putin isn't going to immediately respond in a direct way. But he will respond, later, when the Turks aren't expecting it, and Russian soldiers are not vulnerable to attack from Turkey. With Russian soldiers and jets in close proximity to chaotic conditions, in an area where Turkey and NATO have much stronger forces, it makes no sense to engage now. US and France need Russia and Turkey on side, the best case is to play nice with both and play down tensions.

Peter Pan said...

Respond how? With a military attack?

Peter Pan said...

Reiterates what is happening: