Syrian opposition groups have provided the Russian Defense Ministry with a video evidence of the Turkish military shelling Syrian territory using heavy artillery positioned close to the border.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said at media briefing on Monday that video shows the artillery positions of large-caliber self-propelled artillery at a Turkish frontier post.
«We expect an immediate reaction and explanations of the actions of Turkish military by NATO and the Pentagon», – Konashenkov stressed.
Thus Russia’s Defense Ministry recalled to the Western colleagues’ notably short response to Ankara’s allegations that a Russian warplane Su-34 violated Turkish airspace, despite the lack of any evidence.
Turkish daily newspaper commenting on the situation pays the readers’ attention to some special figures of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, according to which, as a result of air strikes 1,380 civilians have been already killed since the beginning of the Russian air operation in Syria.
Such a report at least confirms the painful reaction of the Turkish side on the fact that Russia has shown leadership and extreme responsibility in the fight against terrorism and the fact that Russia and Turkey are backing different sides in the conflict in Syria.