Putin: sanctions against Turkey will be strengthened

Putin: sanctions against Turkey will be strengthened

MOSCOW, December 28. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the government new measures of the Russian Federation in response to unfriendly actions on the part of Turkey. About this Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said in an interview with TV channel “Russia 24”.

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“There will be follow up actions, which will be announced, the Prime Minister has already announced their meetings,” – said Dvorkovich.

“We will consistently move this way”, – added the Vice Premier.

However, Dvorkovich noted that the government “has no problem to refuse to cooperate fully with Turkey”. “We believe. that need an adequate response to the unfriendly actions,” he said.

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on November 28 signed a decree “On measures for safeguarding national security of the Russian Federation and the protection of citizens from criminal and other unlawful acts and on application of special economic measures against the Turkish Republic.” In accordance with the decree, a ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain types of Turkish goods. A ban were vegetables and fruits, forming the basis of Turkish exports.

The document also introduces a visa regime from 1 January 2016, a ban on Charter flights between Russia and Turkey. In addition, Russian tour operators should refrain from working in Turkey.

The attack on the Russian su-24M and its consequences

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.

In response, the defense Ministry said the su-24M was in the skies over Syria and crossed the border by the Turkish aircraft. The crew of the downed bomber managed to eject, however, commander Oleg Peshkov was killed by ground fire. Navigator Konstantin Muratina saved the Russian military and taken to a Russian base. During the operation to evacuate the pilots of the su-24M was lost helicopter Mi-8. In the death of a marine-contract employee Alexander Pozynich.

Putin called the attack a Turkish air force aircraft of the Russian Federation, who participated in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and did not pose a threat to Turkey, “the stab in the back” of Russia.

The Russian head of state on 28 November signed a decree on the temporary ban from 1 January 2016 to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey. With the new year also suspends the agreement with Turkey on visa-free regime. A ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain goods from Turkey (the list will be determined by the government). In addition, it is not recommended to tour operators to sell trips to Turkey. The government was instructed to strengthen control over the activities of the Turkish road carriers on the territory of Russia in order to ensure security.