Attack on Russian bomber su-24 happened on the ground Syria, says the head of the Ministry of defense of Greece Panos Kammenos. Differently, according to his statement, Turkey wishes to use the article of the NATO Charter about total defence.
Attack Turkish F-16 fighter for the Russian su-24 bomber triggered a wider consideration among policy-makers around the world. With all of this data is an objective means of recording the disposal of Moscow, show that the impact of the aircraft was caused on the ground of Syria. Ankara extends a different version of what happened - according to Turkish authorities, the su-24 in 17 seconds settled down in Turkish airspace.
Many experts have reported that even if the information is reliable, the attack will not be justified. Also, began to appear and other confirmation indicating the correctness of Moscow. Namely, in the circumstances, testifying that the plane was attacked over Syria, said Athens.
"This fact is recognized by Turkey, which, if things were different, would activate article 5 of the NATO Charter as the attacked member state of the Alliance", - quotes RIA Novosti Minister of national defence of Greece of Panos Kammenos. But to say about it, was the attack carried out intentionally or inadvertently to know exactly the precedents do not allow.
"The decision to shoot down planes takes command in the field," reminded the Minister. "But even more serious was the precedent of the murder of the pilot of domestic "Grey wolves", said Panos Kammenos. He also reported that problems with safety are observed in the North NATO, as it is recognized by some powers, and in the South.
Therefore the Minister of defence, hinted that the danger to the North Atlantic Alliance carries the Turkey itself, which is one of the members of the military unit. Namely, Turkish fighter jets frequently do not respect the air space of Greece. Besides all this, Panos Kammenos doubted that Ankara will take a real part in the fight against "Islamic state" (the organization was prohibited on the ground of the Russian Federation the decision of the Supreme court).
Returning to the topic with the domestic bomber attack the head of the Greek defense Minister stressed that he saw no violations on the part of Russia. "Greece is considered to be a member of NATO and the EU. We would not take the side of Russia in case of violation", said Panos Kammenos.
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