The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov believes that Russian su-24 was shot down, because some forces «wanted» to disrupt the process of political settlement in Syria.
This statement of the Russian diplomat made following the meeting with the foreign Minister of Cyprus, Ioannis Kasoulides, according to the website of the TV channel REN.TV
«It’s hard to escape the impression that someone really wanted to disrupt the political process, which was started in Vienna in the framework of the international support group Syria, and help the Islamists to prevail in the Syrian Arab Republic and in the region», – quotes the edition of Lavrov’s words.
We will remind that the Russian su-24 bomber was shot down by the Turkish air force in the skies over Syria. Turkish authorities claim that the Russian aircraft violated the airspace of Turkey, which strongly rejects the defense Ministry. The Russian side insists that su-24 was performing a combat mission in the skies over Syria in anti-terrorism operations against ISIS.