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VLADIVOSTOK, November 28. /TASS/. Turkey’s reactions to the incident with the Russian Sukhoi Su-24M, downed by the Turkish Air Force above Syria, reminds of the Theatre of the Absurd, Russia’s presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with the Vesti V Subbotu (News on Saturday) television programme.
"The president of Turkey has made a statement, where he said if a Turkish jet is downed above Syria, he would consider it an act of aggression," he said. "Then, how to qualify what has happened with the Russian jet?"
"Look, it is a sort of the Theatre of the Absurd," the press secretary said.
While speaking about development of the situation, he chose not to forecast most negative consequences from the incident like, for example, chances for Turkey’s blocking of navigation along straits.
"Those are most apocalyptic scenarios you describe," he told the anchorman. "No doubt, in our opinion, the predictability rate of actions, the Turkish leaders may undertake, is tough to foresee."
"Let us rather not discuss scenarios of the kind," he said.
"As of now, we can confirm only this: Russian pilots are insured against new threats, the air defence system has been installed, and let us leave alone the apocalyptic scenarios of the kind.".