Information on military cargo onboard the Airbus A-320 to Istanbul was handed over by the Syrians

According to Kommersant’s information, Russia and Turkey are negotiating the return of cargo confiscated by the Turkish authorities on board a Syrian airline intercepted plane en route from Moscow to Damascus, but the chances of its return are still slim. In addition, Kommersant managed to find out how the cargo was on board a civilian aircraft, who was responsible for organizing the delivery and how information leakage could have occurred.


The fact that Russia and Turkey are negotiating the return of 12 boxes with elements for radar stations confiscated by the Turkish authorities from the Syrian Airbus A320, coming from Vnukovo to Damascus, was told to Kommersant by several diplomatic sources. "Negotiations are underway, but it is possible that the goods will not be returned," the source told Kommersant. "When the boxes were withdrawn, the Syrian pilot was not given a receipt, despite the fact that he insisted on it." A source "Kommersant", close to the Russian system of military-technical cooperation, confirmed: the return of the goods to the manufacturer - Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) - is the main task. And he added: "You can’t call anything else as raiding." In KBP "b" comments could not give.

On the evening of October 10, F-16 Turkish Air Force fighters forced the Syrian Air Airbus A320 (on-board registration YK-AKE), flying from Vnukovo to Damascus with flight RB442, to land at Ankara airport on suspicion that it was carrying "cargo that does not meet civilian requirements aviation". There were 35 passengers on board, 17 of them were Russian citizens. After a nine-hour check, the Turkish authorities gave the crew permission to fly, but seized the cargo found on board. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on the same day that the Syrian plane was transporting ammunition.

Subsequently, the Turkish authorities tried to smooth out the high-profile accusations against Russia. In mid-October, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich reported that Turkey did not question the legitimacy of the cargo on board the plane en route from Moscow to Damascus. "It was an absolutely legal cargo - electrical equipment for the radar station," the diplomat explained. "Only the delivery scheme caused doubts." The fact that onboard the Airbus A320 there were 12 boxes with technical elements for the radar system of the air defense system, “Kommersant” reported immediately, as it became known about the interception of the aircraft (see “Kommersant” for October 12).

“But the delivery scheme turned out to be quite complicated,” the source admitted to Kommersant in the Russian government circles. “After the plane was detained in Ankara, it took us several days to figure it out.” According to him, the difficulty lay in the fact that subcontractors were involved in the delivery of radar elements of the Pantsir-S1 air defense systems manufactured in the KBP.

As Kommersant found out, it was up to RT-Logistics (RTL), a subsidiary of the state corporation Russian Technologies, to develop a cargo delivery plan, coordinate its passage through customs and provide support. "Reliable agents in ports and at border crossings allow RTL to implement logistics projects of any degree of complexity," says the company on its website.

“Since the cargo was not oversized, it was decided not to order a separate cargo plane to Damascus — that would attract too much attention,” says a Kommersant source close to the Russian MTC system. “It was also undesirable to deliver the cargo along with humanitarian aid: lists In this case, the supplied products can be available to a very wide range of people. Therefore, RTL offered to deliver the boxes with cargo by Aeroflot flight.

However, due to the fact that the message on the Moscow-Damascus line by scheduled flights of a Russian company was discontinued from the beginning of August, this option was dropped. As a result, it was decided to use Syrian Air for the transportation of spare parts. “This proposal was accepted by Damascus almost immediately,” a source said to “Kommersant.” “After negotiations, RTL began processing documentation for transportation and obtaining export permits.” In RTL, the situation is not officially commented.

The decision to use the civilian side of the interlocutor "Kommersant" considers absolutely reasonable: first, the cargo did not pose a danger to the crew or the board, and secondly, information about the cargo would remain closed. However, these calculations were not justified: in the Turkish airspace the plane was intercepted. “The Turkish Air Force sent two F-16s to intercept, because they knew about the cargo being transported,” a source told Kommersant in the Russian government agencies. “They wouldn't risk that way without knowing about it for sure.”

According to "Kommersant", the FSB check on the fact of leakage of information about the shipment to Syria is almost complete. “With a great deal of confidence, we can say that the Russian departments are not involved in disclosing information,” a source in the Russian government says, “Most likely, this is the fault of the Syrian side.”

At the same time, it is interesting that Syrian Air changed the geography of the route Moscow (Vnukovo) —Damascus. For example, on the international Internet resource Flightradar24.com, which tracks the global traffic of aircraft along air corridors, you can see on the record that another Syrian A320 (YK-AKD check-in) followed the same RB442 flight last Saturday (October 27) over Volgograd, past Astrakhan and further over the Caspian Sea, leaving Makhachkala on the traverse to the right, in the direction of Iran.
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  1. YARY
    YARY 30 October 2012 09: 48 New
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    however, the chances of his return are still small.

    But property in Russia that can be confiscated or while placed under arrest, Turkey does not have ....
    Again, I note the lack of testicles from politicians!
    1. Sergh
      Sergh 30 October 2012 10: 11 New
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      that the cargo will not be returned, - the interlocutor of Kommersant said.

      Well, this is the opinion of Kommersant, they can put it in themselves .... at, they can stir up the brains of ordinary townsfolk with their own gag.
    2. lelikas 30 October 2012 12: 24 New
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      Quote: Ardent
      But property on the territory of Russia that can be confiscated or while placed under arrest from Turkey does not.

      For that there is a mass of Turkish builders who may not have the necessary help :).
      Everything that happened shows that the saved ruble on delivery turns into hemorrhoids for everyone.
    3. Havoc 30 October 2012 12: 45 New
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      Quote: Ardent
      property in Russia that can be confiscated or while placed under arrest in Turkey does not .... Again, I note the lack of testicles from politicians!


      But there is Mr. Onishchenko, as well as Turkish vegetables and fruits.
      1. crazyrom 30 October 2012 19: 55 New
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        Quote: Havoc
        But there is Mr. Onishchenko, as well as Turkish vegetables and fruits.

        Very efficient offer!
        And still it is necessary to forbid tourists to go to Turkey, then there will be absolutely beauty there.
  2. Vadivak 30 October 2012 10: 00 New
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    Syrian Air has changed the geography of the route Moscow (Vnukovo) —Damask.

    What couldn’t be done right away, is he a Turk, what should one expect from an adversary?
  3. Petrospek
    Petrospek 30 October 2012 10: 06 New
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    Of course, the Syrians leaked.
    Someone from the rats in the Assad’s government is tearing their claws through a cordon, but someone is preparing a warm place in the west by draining information.
    Well, in general, rats spin as they can ...
    1. Alexander Romanov 30 October 2012 10: 43 New
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      Quote: Petrospek
      Of course, the Syrians leaked.

      By and large. Now it’s no matter who leaked it, the very fact of arrogance from Turkey. To block oxygen to them whenever possible, the financial side plays an important role.
      1. Cavas
        Cavas 30 October 2012 11: 21 New
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        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Yes, by and large. Now it doesn’t matter who leaked

        No, this is very important !!!
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        the very fact of arrogance from Turkey

        That yes, yes --- they are completely overgrown.



        But there will be a holiday on our street!

        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        If possible, to shut off oxygen to them, the financial side plays an important role.

        It will be difficult, except tourism, but it’s a drop, and there are so many of ours on this tourism ....
        1. Petrospek
          Petrospek 30 October 2012 11: 32 New
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          not only tourism, a large number of Turkish companies are engaged in construction or have contracts in Russia, as well as a large number of companies have factories in Russia, they also import a huge amount of goods for sale, and this is not a coward, but batteries, tires, bulbs and etc.
          So if you shut off oxygen, then more Turks will suffer than we are.
          since we have Toko hotels in Turkey and all.
          1. Cavas
            Cavas 30 October 2012 11: 59 New
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            Quote: Petrospek
            So if you shut off oxygen, then more Turks will suffer than we are.
            .


            Yes, they will suffer for any! wassat
            Quote: Petrospek
            since we have Toko hotels in Turkey and all.

            Well, not only hotels, there are a lot of things, and they are already looking to the south and trading with it.
            Turkey is an industrial and agricultural country. Extraction of brown and coal, oil, chromium, iron, manganese, copper and other non-ferrous metal ores. Machine tool industry. The textile, leather, food, chemical, pharmaceutical industries, energy, metallurgy, oil refining, shipbuilding, construction materials, automotive and household goods are developed. A dynamically developing industry is tourism. Viticulture, fruit growing. Turkey is the world's largest producer and exporter of hazelnuts (up to half of the world's harvest). A major global supplier of Angora wool. Fishing. Export: agricultural products (2/3 of the value), fabrics, drinks, chemicals, ores of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, refined oil and products of its processing. Import: industrial raw materials, machinery and equipment. The main foreign trade partners: Germany, Iran, Iraq, USA, Italy, France, Russia, etc.
          2. Rink 30 October 2012 12: 43 New
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            + 1000!
            It's time to learn how to use economic sanctions. They sometimes beat more painfully than military actions, and being properly thought out do not give any opportunity for retaliatory measures, legal or armed.

            And to use them widely and boldly, and not stealing out of the blue.
            An open position evokes only understanding and respect, and leaves a feeling of confidence and strength. And actions from underneath make one think of weakness and insecurity, and cause a desire for retaliatory actions.

            Erdogan's impudence with landing the plane is caused by Russia's past uncertain behavior: then we rush to occupy Pristina airport, or else, after rushing along, wave our handles and smile at the dead-headed landing piNdos. We either send ships to Syria, or we claim that they are not there to protect our interests, but just like that — we came to ride, the exercises were with us, we had wanted to sunbathe here for a long time.
            Such twitches give reason to think that Russia has nothing to fear. Well, they will come again on boats or armored personnel carriers, wave their hands and leave again. Why be afraid? guys ride back and forth, let them continue to ride ...

            PS In general, it would be necessary to demand from the Ottomans to liberate occupied Constantinople and the European part of Thrace ... Return Christian shrines, Orthodox churches converted into mosques ... It is time to restore historical justice, to ask the invaders with things to exit - they have sat up ...
            So as not to relax there.
      2. askort154 30 October 2012 11: 52 New
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        Turkey is more than ever interested in developing relations with Russia. Erdogan,
        Naturally, it cannot conduct an independent international policy, being under the presing of the United States. No sooner had the plane landed, and the United States approved, because, Turkey has fulfilled their command. A gunner, most likely, the CIA.
        1. Cavas
          Cavas 30 October 2012 12: 15 New
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          Quote: askort154
          No sooner had the plane landed, and the United States approved, because, Turkey has fulfilled their command.

          It seems that the statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the landing of the Syrian flight from Moscow “will not affect the relations between the two countries ..” can be considered incomplete. It would probably be more correct to supplement this phrase with the second part “but they will affect the future of Turkey itself”.

          Everything suggests that "not everything is settled yet." The situation did not subside and the incident, as it should be assumed, has not been exhausted. Moreover, since the first half of October, persistent rumors have circulated in some circles that Putin is not ready to get rid of Erdogan’s great power approaches in relations with neighboring countries. In addition to everything, the secret preparations of Russia to complicate the situation in the region have become known. All this suggests that not everything politicians are talking about, this is indeed the case.
          Quote: askort154
          And the gunner, most likely the CIA ..


          If, in a sense, Turkey relies on NATO support, then it must be understood that Russia will not allow Turkey to hide behind Article 5 of NATO. Actions against Turkey will not be military. Not because Russia is afraid of NATO, but because Russia will choose a point-based approach to solving the problem, which will allow Turkey to be separated from the NATO group and cause it very significant financial damage. The amount of such damage may be unacceptable. The example of the Georgian economy can serve as a good illustration of what can happen in this case. The difference here is that the US kept the Georgian economy.

          The US Turkish economy will not be kept on itself, this means a guaranteed economic collapse in the country. The most interesting thing is that neighboring Syria and its president Assad will calmly survive the collapse of the country shod with neoturkism. Now the Turkish "party" is in the middlegame, and as you know, this is the time of the decision. This will be followed by a “point of no return”. It is clear that Russia's position tends to tighten rhetoric, the main thing for Turkey is not to fall under this Russian “thresher”.
          1. askort154 30 October 2012 13: 44 New
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            Turkey, resentful of the refusals to accept it in the EU, tried to show that
            in the Middle East, she is the "mistress." Reassessing your capabilities,
            drove her into a corner from which there is no quick and easy way out. In this set-up, a quarrel with Russia is more painful for her than with NATO .. ​​And most importantly, how
            avoid aggravation of big internal problems; exit the corner without loss
            (moral or physical) is unlikely to succeed.
  4. urzul 30 October 2012 10: 08 New
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    pure water injection
  5. Recon 30 October 2012 10: 12 New
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    Who would doubt that. Without rats, all this “movement” in Syria as a whole would have been impossible.
  6. afire 30 October 2012 10: 36 New
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    I hope the algorithms were not wired into the hardware .... otherwise tryndets
    1. Andrey_K 30 October 2012 11: 06 New
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      Not all knowledge can help, for example, how everyone knows how to shoot a gun - gunpowder ignites in a cartridge, pushes a bullet ... everything is known: speed, weight, rotates or not ... well, and than knowing this gun’s “algorithm” can help it to the victim, even if it's some kind of advanced shotgun using a computer?
      The principles and algorithms of radar operation are now, in general, well known to everyone.
      (After all, not the latest development was brought to the Syrians, but what is already scattered all over the world).
      If knowledge of the operation algorithms could greatly affect the result, then in these radars there would be no sense - the enemy always has the opportunity to capture trophies and carefully study.
      (consider - already captured)
      The only thing that can be useful is the frequencies ... but the frequencies of the radar in the iron are not sewn.
  7. nokki 30 October 2012 10: 56 New
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    As I already managed to study Putin (starting from his work at the City Hall of Peter and ending with the presidency), he is a person ... How to say softer ... Who does not forgive insults and insults. Sooner or later, the Turks will receive their pill. As for Erdogan, he himself put a grenade in one place without a check. Ponty, they are the Ponte!
    1. lewerlin53rus 30 October 2012 11: 03 New
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      Quote: nokki
      does not forgive insults and insults.

      C'mon, we are not vindictive people. Avenge and forget bully
    2. Andrey64
      Andrey64 30 October 2012 11: 09 New
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      Everything is correct - we will write it down, remember ... the time will come - remember.
    3. Ascetic 30 October 2012 11: 51 New
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      nokki,

      And not immediately and not from the side from which they come to life. Therefore, in the world, numerous analysts and political scientists are constantly wondering. Who is mister Putin?
      1. BorisBM
        BorisBM 17 November 2012 19: 15 New
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        The late General Petrov has an answer to this burning question. You just need to watch his video not on Yu-Tube.
  8. sea
    sea 30 October 2012 11: 17 New
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    as Comrade Sukhov used to say: "East is a delicate matter." and nothing more to say, everyone has their own truth.
  9. nik6006 30 October 2012 12: 14 New
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    And perhaps it was an operation of distraction, the junk was leaked to the Turks, and something important was transported on another plane. There is a paragraph at the end of the article: “another Syrian A320 (check-in YK-AKD) on the same RB442 flight last Saturday (October 27) proceeded over Volgograd, past Astrakhan and further over the Caspian Sea, leaving Makhachkala on the traverse on the right, in the direction of Iran. " Who knows, maybe it was done on purpose. Well, I think, even if these are important real blocks, there are still, they will produce, deliver. All the same, NATO already piss off and attack, although they will certainly crush the Syrians, but the price will be more expensive than in Libya.
  10. wax
    wax 30 October 2012 13: 27 New
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    Normal disinformation check for lice. Amer smiled wryly.