Russian adjustments resulting from the downing of the Su-24 by Turkey

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Sergei Rudskoy, press conference this morning
November 24, 2015

Translated from Russian by Tom Winter

Russia is stopping military contracts with Turkey, will strengthen air defenses by moving up the cruiser Moskva, and will provide air strikes with fighter cover – the General Staff of the Russian Federation.

11.24.2015 21:03:54 Moscow. November 24th. INTERFAX – Russian General Staff is currently, in view of the Turkish attack on the Russian Su-24, working out additional measures to ensure the security of the Russian air base in Syria, said Sergei Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces: 

First, all actions of strike aircraft will be carried out only under cover of fighter planes. 

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Second, measures will be taken to strengthen the defense. To this end, the cruiser Moskva, equipped with the air defense system “Fort,” similar to the C-300, will take up position in the coastal region of Latakia. 

We caution that any targets, representing a potential danger for us, will be destroyed. 

Third: Contacts with Turkey on military lines will be discontinued,” said Rudskoy on Tuesday.

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