As the Kremlin paid close attention to Turkey shooting down its military aircraft and destroying its anti-aircraft batteries in Syria, murdering its allies and contractors in Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh, selling combat drones to kill Russian speakers in Donetsk and Lugansk, participating in the Sea Breeze and Rapid Trident U.S.-NATO war games in Ukraine, building warships for Ukraine for use against Russia in the Black Sea/Crimea, deploying F-16s to Poland and the Baltic Sea against Russia, etc., etc. Hardly a day goes by that Zakharova and Putin’s flun…spokesman Dmitry Peskov don’t bow prostrate before their neo-Ottoman masters in Ankara.

Russia to carefully weigh Turkey’s statement on legislative polls in Crimea – diplomat

Moscow will pay close attention to Ankara’s statement regarding its non-recognition of the recent legislative elections in Crimea, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday, commenting on the allegation made by her Turkish counterpart Tanju Bilgich, which was published on September 20.

According to the statement, the results of the parliamentary polls held on September 17-19, 2021, in Crimea “have no legal validity for Turkey.”