"Is this already a knife in the back?" The Russians threw a tantrum after Erdogan's new statement about Ukraine's accession to NATO
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the end of the war in Ukraine could make it easier for our state to join NATO. Therefore, the Russians have once again thrown a real tantrum.
They post relevant messages in social networks. So before flying to Vilnius for the NATO summit, Erdogan said that in Madrid will consider solutions to strengthen the deterrence and defense structures of the North Atlantic Alliance and support partners, particularly Ukraine.
"We will also organize the first meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council, which was established as a demonstration of NATO and Allied support for Ukraine. We are convinced that ending the war as soon as possible with a just and strong peace will facilitate Ukraine's accession to NATO," Erdogan added.
The Russians, in their usual fashion, said it was another "stab in the back." They also said that the Turkish president is constantly going against Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin.
In addition, Russian citizens once again called for bombing Ukraine.
Recall that Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin had an epic explanation for why Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan let Azovstal defenders go to Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained this by the alleged "failure" of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' counterattack.
It is likely that the Kremlin views this as a "routine stab in the back. As you know, the phrase "stab in the back" in the context of Russia became a winged phrase after the incident that occurred on November 24, 2015, on the border between Turkey and Syria. At that time, a Russian Su-24 warplane violated Turkish airspace and was shot down by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet after several ignored warnings. Commenting on the incident, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Turkey's actions a "stab in the back." Moscow threatened to retaliate, but in the end it ended up with only a ban on the supply of vegetables and some industrial goods.
The Russians were seriously angered that the commanders of the Mariupol defenders have returned to Ukraine from Turkey rather than staying there until the end of the war, as previously stated. Citizens of the aggressor country are disappointed, with some calling Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin a traitor.