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 Russia puts forward three conditions for settling relations with Turkey

Russian authorities have put forward three conditions for overcoming the crisis in relations with Turkey after the downing of the Su-24.

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov declared that the first condition was an apology from the Turkish authorities for the incident with the Russian Su-24 bomber, shot down by the Turkish fighter Nov. 24. The second condition was to find the guilty and bring them to justice. The third condition was the payment of reimbursement by Turkey to Russia for damages as a result of the tragedy.

"If our expectations are not met, further statements of Turkey will not be able to remedy the situation," the ambassador said.

"Despite the fact that Turkey voices its commitment to a dialogue, it also makes statements that do not fit into this approach," Karlov said.

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Speaking about the death of one of the pilots of the Su-24, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov said that a Turkish citizen was involved in it: "Alpaslan Celik fired at our pilot. He got in front of the cameras and made a statement. He showed a part of the parachute as well. He spoke fluent Turkish," Karlov said.

 
 
 
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