Well, apparently after that fatal incident Russia decided to impose economic sanctions against Turkey…
…as well as moving to officially recognize the Armenian genocide (sad it took this incident for Russia to recognize Turkey’s past sins).
Turkey has responded by imposing…a naval blockade‽
Turkey slammed the door on Russian sea travel Sunday, effectively shutting off Moscow’s access to the Black Sea and raising serious concerns among experts about escalating tensions in the region.
The recent blockade is preventing Russian naval vessels from traveling in the Black Sea to Syria. The Russian Black Sea fleet has been a key component to Russian operations in the war-torn country, primarily operating out of the Syrian port of Tartus. Without access to the Turkish Straits, Russian attempts to increase force projection in Syria or resupply the units in the willcountry will be extremely limited. (Daily Caller)
So basically this means Russian air assaults against Islamic State & pseudo-moderate terrorists groups (there are no moderate factions in Syria folks) will eventually evaporate as Russian supplies run low, ensuring that the current state of chaos will reign in the future.
Unless the leaders of Russia & Turkey end their diplomatic pissing match, then Islamic State’s beta test of barbaric rule will continue unhindered (as Russia will not risk world war 3 over a naval blockade and one dead pilot).
Or will they‽ Hmmm…
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