Turkey hasn’t apologized but: Putin

President Vladimir Putin
President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is keen to contemplate restoring ties with Turkey regardless of final 12 months’s downing of the Russian Su-24 jet over Syria however Ankara should take step one.


“We heard accusations from Turkish authorities, we didn’t hear apologies. And we didn’t hear of any readiness to compensate the loss. We hear statements on the willingness to renew [relations]. We additionally wish to resume relations, we didn’t dismantle them. We now have performed all the pieces over the a long time to take Russian-Turkish relations to an unprecedented degree of partnership and friendship. And this friendship between the Russian and Turkish peoples has, actually, reached a really excessive degree. We valued this drastically,” he stated.

Tensions between Moscow and Ankara sharply escalated when Turkey on November 24, 2015 downed the Su-24 fighter jet over Syria, claiming that it had entered Turkish airspace, an accusation strongly rejected by Moscow.

Russia-US-EU cooperation in Mideast

Earlier than talks together with his visiting Russian counterpart, Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos stated he believes shut cooperation between Russia, the USA, and the European Union is important to place an finish to the wars within the Center East. “Shut and honest cooperation between Russia, the USA and the European Union is required to place an finish to the battle within the Center East, specifically in Syria, as soon as and for all.”

The Greek president’s remarks appear to be a approach to downplay the disaccord among the many three of their insurance policies geared toward containing terrorism within the crisis-hit international locations of the area.  

Earlier within the day, Sergei Rudskoy, the pinnacle of Russia’s basic workers’s predominant operations command, additionally criticized the dearth of involvement from Washington as Moscow intensified airstrikes towards oil websites managed by terrorists in Syria.”Sadly, our American companions usually are not taking any decisive steps other than persistent requests to not strike the teams of the Nusra Entrance, as a result of ‘average opposition’ items could also be positioned close by,” he stated.

Mistake to disregard Russian strategic objectives: EU

Nathalie Tocci, a particular adviser to EU overseas coverage chief Federica Mogherini and deputy director of the Rome-based Institute of Worldwide Affairs, advised TASS on Friday that the European Union has ignored alerts of Moscow’s new strategic objectives and due to this fact shares a part of the accountability for the present points in its relations with Russia, noting {that a} disaster in relations between Russia and the EU had been impending effectively earlier than the Ukrainian developments.

“Suffice it to remember Putin’s infamous speech on the Munich convention. The European Union’s mistake was in ignoring these alerts, in overlooking these new features, in lacking the warnings. And the Ukrainian developments took us without warning.”

In his speech on the Munich safety convention on February 10, 2007, Putin talked about Russia’s position and place within the present world order, and censured the unipolar nature of the worldwide politics.

Throughout his Friday press convention in Athens, Putin additionally commented on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s comment on Wednesday that Kiev would reinstate its management over Russia’s Crimean Peninsula. “Relating to Crimea, then we predict that this concern is decisively closed. This can be a historic determination of the individuals residing in Crimea, and Russia is not going to maintain any dialogue on the matter.” He additionally said that the problem of Luhansk and Donetsk can solely be resolved by offering the areas with a particular constitutional standing, stressing the necessity to decentralize energy in Ukraine.

Crimea declared independence from Ukraine on March 17, 2014 and formally utilized to develop into a part of Russia following a referendum a day earlier, wherein 96.eight p.c of members voted in favor of the secession.

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