Russia Understands Partner Turkey Closing Airspace to Planes Flying to Syria
“Moscow understands Ankara’s decision to close Turkish airspace to Russian planes flying to Syria,” said the official representative of Russian MFA Maria Zakharova at the briefing held today, APA’s Moscow bureau reports.
“I would like to say that in fact, Ankara has appealed to the Russian side not to use this route for more than a month. The reasons for this appeal were clear to us, and at present, the Russian side does not use this route. But this is not today’s issue, it has been for about a month,” said the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman.