Rescued Russian Pilot: ‘Turkey Gave Us NO Warning Before Shooting’
November 25, 2015 By 7 Comments21st Century Wire says…
The Turkish regime’s lies are now clearly exposed.
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After yesterday’s volatile situation where Turkey shot down a Russian jet it claimed had violated its airspace, Turkish officials quickly issued a statement saying that the jet was warned ten times before being shot at.
It then emerged that the plane violated Turkish airspace for just 17 seconds.
Now Russian special forces and Syrian soldiers have freed the pilot who survived, after a 12 hour operation that claimed the life of another Russian soldier, and he has a rather different story to tell:
“It’s impossible that we violated their airspace even for a second,”
“We were flying at an altitude of 6,000 meters in completely clear weather, and I had total control of our flight path throughout,”
“In actual fact, there were no warnings at all. Neither through the radio, nor visually, so we did not at any point adjust our course,”
“You need to understand the difference in speed between a tactical bomber like a Su-24, and that of the F16. If they wanted to warn us, they could have sat on our wing,”
“As it was, the missile hit the back of our plane out of nowhere. We didn’t even have time to make an evasive maneuver.”
Konstantin Murakhtin, the pilot who survived, won the Top Navigator award at Russia’s biggest military flying competition last year and has vowed to return to frontline combat flights saying:
“I must ‘pay back’ the debt for my captain.”
Captain Sergey Rumyantsev, the other pilot, was killed after being shot at by Western and Turkish backed ‘moderate rebels’ while parachuting.
Turkey appears then to be acting in a manner that might earn it the title of a ‘rogue state‘.
Even if the jet did stray slightly into Turkish airspace, it is apparent that no warning was given and the Erdogan regime acted in a reckless and provocative manner that endangered international peace and security.
As such, many on social media are now using the hashtag – #BoycottTurkey – as a means to express their outrage with the incident.
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