Lavrov: Russia is not going to war against Turkey

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Russia is not going to war against Turkey, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in his interview to Russian and foreign media.

“We are not going to fight Turkey”, – he told reporters.

“Our attitude towards the Turkish people have not changed. However, we have questions regarding the actions of the current Turkish leadership,” – said the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

On Tuesday a Russian bomber Su-24 crashed in SyriaRussian President Vladimir Putin said that the plane was shot down by an “air-to-air” rocket by a Turkish fighter F-16 over the Syrian territory, and fell down in Syria in 4 kilometres from the border with Turkey. General Staff of the Russian Federation said that the Su-24 did not cross the border with Turkey, and this was confirmed by Syrian air defense. Turkey argues that the Russian aircraft has entered its airspace.

Source: RIA