Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Russia has violated the territorial integrity of Georgia, Syria and Ukraine. «A new concept of Russian policy – the continuation of expansionism and aggression. The situation that began with Abkhazia, in the Crimea continues. Now there are three of the country’s territorial integrity which violated Russia: Georgia, Ukraine and Syria» – quoted by «Kommersant», the Turkish Prime Minister.
According to him, the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan is currently under threat from Armenia, which helps Russia. The Prime Minister noted that Russia was responsible for the death of people in Ukraine and Syria and for the fact that millions of inhabitants of these countries are forced to leave their homes.
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with Time magazine stated that Moscow does not intend to ask the West to lift sanctions, despite the Russian economy delivered «unpleasant moments», according to the same magazine.
Speaking about the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, Mr. Medvedev once again stressed that «decisions PATO pushing for the emergence of a new cold war». He also said that Russia has «no plans infinite presence in Syria», the operation will end «when peace comes». The Prime Minister claimed that Western sanctions have not changed the political position of Russia, because the authorities have the support of the population «such that here is no political force has».
Turkey officially informed Moscow about the introduction of visas for journalists from February 15, 2016, Russian media writes and, in particular, the publication «Rossiyskaya Gazeta».
«The Turkish side officially informed the Russian foreign Ministry on the introduction on the basis of reciprocity since February 15, 2016 the so-called «journalist visa» to all Russian journalists intending to visit Turkey with the aim of journalistic activity, including for a short period of less than six months, said in Russian depodesta. – Again draw attention to this new practice of representatives of Russian media and believe that they will keep this in mind when sending their employees to Turkey».
«In the German foreign office explained to the West, why the dialogue with Russia has no alternative» is an article published by the same publication that presents the statements of German politicians, allegedly claiming that without Moscow will not be able to establish a dialogue with Iran.
According to the representative of the German foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer, the agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program is impossible to imagine in conditions of «cold war». «With Russia remains a dialogue, we want him to continue. This dialogue has no alternative, including because there are serious differences in interests with Moscow… Despite all differences, there is evidence that things can evolve differently, for example, in the negotiations on Iran during the «cold war» would have been impossible to imagine reaching agreement» – explained his thought Slate.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is visiting Kiev, said that he does not consider Crimea a part of Russia. «For us is a fundamental value of the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine, so we perceive the Crimea as part of Ukraine,» Nezavisimaya Gazeta Davutoglu’s words uttered at the meeting with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. The Turkish government also stressed that Ukraine is a strategic partner of Turkey, and thanked Kiev for «solidarity on various issues».
«Russia and the West have not found a common language in Munich» – called analytical article published the same newspaper, which stated that PATO accuses Moscow of preparing a nuclear attack. The speech of Medvedev, in which he gave an analysis of developments in the international arena over the last six or seven years, attracted the attention and the direct participants and global media. The majority distinguishes the phrase that the current atmosphere is reminiscent of 1962, at the outbreak of the Cuban missile crisis.
This comparison gave the Wall Street Journal an excuse to accuse the Kremlin of fomenting fears of the threat of nuclear war. While the press refers to a statement of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who claimed that the teachings of the nuclear forces of the Russian army intended «to intimidate its neighbors.» To lower the threshold of use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable, he argued. More openly expressed Supreme commander PATO in Europe, us General Philip Breedlove. He called «to attract Russia to justice» and recalled that the Alliance also conducts exercises of its parts, equipped with nuclear weapons.
The newspaper «Izvestia»published a column odious Israel Shamir, a former Israeli journalist, now publishing in the Russian media-article anti-Semitic and anti-Western wing, in which he talks about the truce in Syria and the battle for Aleppo. This article titled «the Pen and the trigger» Shamir writes: «the Main art in gambling — the ability to stop. Not losing to the nines, so the taxi had to borrow money, and after a great win, when the map and rushing and the excitement pushes you to play again, double the bet hoping to break the Bank here and I need to get up to the green table, move cards, collect the chips and go quietly to the cashier to exchange chips for crispy banknotes. This occurs, apparently, in Syria.
There was achieved the unimaginable. Not only Russian weapons won a brilliant victory, and practically without losses, not only managed to save Syria from destruction, but more than that — Russia was able during a short campaign to restore its influence and regain his place among the great powers, seemingly hopelessly lost in 1990.
The achievements of the Syrian campaign is hard to overestimate: for three months, the country has imposed Western sanctions, slow Navassa in the conflict with Ukraine, in viscous calculations «ham–Donetsk–the price of oil», became the winner in the main, the middle East theater of operations. Now the Kremlin is going to stop the military campaign and to give diplomacy a chance to end the game.