Medvedev: Cabinet may extend the restrictive measures against Turkey

Medvedev: Cabinet may extend the restrictive measures against Turkey

GORKI, November 30. Restrictive measures against Turkey is only the first step, if necessary, they will be strengthened, said the head of the government Dmitry Medvedev.

The Russian government may expand the list of goods prohibited for import to Russia, and to introduce additional restrictive measures against Ankara, he explained.

“Once again draw attention to the fact that it is our response and the forced actions that we go exclusively in the interests of ensuring the safety of our people, and in response to the aggressive behavior of Turkey. They were a response to these unfriendly actions,” Medvedev said . He added that restrictive measures affect a significant portion of economic relations between the two countries.

“So we act pragmatic, so that our decisions were the most sensitive for the Turkish side and thus minimally affect our economic interests,” Medvedev said. He added that “how can this be reconciled is a question of management”.

The attack on the Russian su-24M

November 24, fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 shot down Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria.

The crew of a military aircraft managed to eject, but one of the two pilots was killed by ground fire. The second pilot was rescued. In search of the pilots was attended by two helicopters Mi-8. One of the cars came under fire and made an emergency landing. One marine soldier was killed.

In the Russian defense Ministry said the su-24M was extremely over Syrian territory, and that violations of its airspace was not.

Vladimir Putin warned that the attack on the bomber would have “serious consequences” for Russian-Turkish relations. According to the head of state, the Turkish air force attack on the Russian plane involved in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and posed a threat to Turkey, is a “stab in the back” of Russia.


The Ministry of industry and trade is preparing a list of goods

According to first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, the draft decree provides for the imposition of restrictions on import from Turkey fruit and vegetables, manufactured goods yet. Under restrictive measures fall goods, are not critical for the Russian economy, he said.

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“It’s mostly agricultural products. Industrial production suggest that while the restrictive measures currently not included. If necessary, the government always can this list be expanded,” – said Shuvalov.

In turn, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich at the meeting at the Prime Minister noted that the Ministry of industry and trade is preparing a list of goods from Turkey, the import of which could potentially prohibit or restrict.

“Industrial production is now really proposed restriction not to enter. However, the Ministry of industry and trade was instructed to prepare a possible list of limitations, which if necessary can be put into action,” said Dvorkovich.