Putin Responds to Stoltenberg about Russia’s Involvement in The Ryanair Landing

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

NATO’s statements about the “involvement” of the Russian special services in the Ryanair incident indicate that the alliance is in danger, Vladimir Putin said at a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, RIA reports.

At the end of May, the organization’s general secretary, Jens Stoltenberg, admitted that it was “hard for him to believe” that Moscow had nothing to do with the emergency landing of the liner in Belarus. He explained such conclusions by “very close relations” between the two states.

As the Russian leader noted, such conclusions indicate that “people simply do not understand how such processes can occur.”

“This is all done in a completely different way. It is simply impossible for some kind of international cooperation here,” Putin explained, answering the host’s question.

The President stressed that the Russian special services had nothing to do with the incident.

“And I don’t want to give assessments to the political processes that are taking place in Belarus. The truth, as always, as usual, is somewhere in between. It’s better not to interfere, it’s better to let people figure it out on their own, slowly,” he said.