MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. The statements of the Turkish ambassador to the UN on Moscow’s refusal to conduct dialogue with Ankara speak of the desire to decline all responsibility for the downed Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
"We consider this to be nothing else but a propaganda move," she said. "We believe that these steps are designed to decline all responsibility for the destruction of the Russian jet and the murder of the crew commander."
The diplomat noted that Turkey itself creates no conditions for resuming dialogue with Russia.
"The Turkish side is once again trying to pretend that it is Moscow that ignores pleas for dialogue. We consider this to be nothing else but a propaganda move," she said. "We believe that these steps are designed to decline all responsibility for the destruction of the Russian jet on November 24, 2015, and the murder of the crew commander."
According to Zakharova, "one should not think that Ankara’s act will remain unanswered." "The policy pursued by the Turkish authorities, namely, categorical refusal to admit and accept their guilt for the destruction of the Russian aircraft and deaths of military servicemen, tenacious unwillingness to punish the persons implicated in this crime, constant propaganda with regard to Russia’s activities in Syria, continued use of double standards in combating international terrorism - all this creates no opportunities for resuming the full-fledged dialogue with Turkey in the foreseeable future," the diplomat said.
"On the contrary, recently we have been faced with the growing anti-Russian rhetoric, with unsubstantiated accusations against us. All this has nothing to do with reality," Zakharova added.