What was it? Why did Turkey hit a Russian aircraft
Breaking news came from the area of combat operations where operations military space forces of Russia aimed at eliminating of ISIS. Yesterday in the skies over Syria a plane Russian bomber Su-24 was shot down by a Turkish F-16 fighter. The fate of the pilots is completely unknown. The initial reports of the death of some people.
The problems that led to the crash of the Russian airplane in Turkey lies in the approach and the support of various groups who are fighting in Syria. Today there are at least five parties in the conflict, which have different sponsors. The Syrian government army supported by Russia and fights with all the other parties to the conflict. Free Syrian army supported by a coalition of western states and is fighting with ISIS and the government army. Russia formally established a dialogue with “moderate opposition”, but some parts of it, especially the Syrian Turkmens have repeatedly bombed the Military Space Forces of Russia. Turkey recognizes it as its allies and has repeatedly stated that Russia would respond to the activity for the Turkmen.
Thus, a tangle of contradictions which entangled Russia, Turkey and the Western coalition led to tragic consequences. From our point of view, Turkish wine is obvious, however, and Russia acted quite nonchalantly, sending fighter bomber unaccompanied.
The fate of the pilots until the end remains unclear. Immediately after the accident there was a video of militants, which is presumed to be one of the pilots shot down the Su-24. According to the militants themselves, they shot the pilot, when he descended by parachute. The co-pilot was also declared dead, but later, the Turkish media reported that Syrian special forces managed to find him before the militants and removed from the combat zone. The commander of the aircraft, who died after the crash, was awarded the title “Hero of Russia”.
Military expert said that it was an unequal battle. “The american F-16 is used for the fight in the sky. It also can be used to hit subjects on the ground. Su-24 – is a ground machine, which is used to destroy heavy subjects”- said the military expert.