Timakova: the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation is not going to adjust the sanctions against Turkey

Timakova: the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation is not going to adjust the sanctions against Turkey

MOSCOW, January 15. The Cabinet of Ministers of Russia will not adjust the sanctions taken against Turkey. However, “if necessary, within the framework of the decree (the Russian President), the government will determine the list of contracts in respect of which the special economic measures shall not be applied. Decisions of this kind will be taken by the Chairman of the government”, – said the press Secretary of Prime Minister Natalya Timakova.

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She recalled that “special measures against the Republic of Turkey entered into force in accordance with the decrees of the President of Russia”.

Timakova stressed that “the government publishes documents related to the implementation of decrees of the President”.

“Some of them are already released and working, some are being prepared and will be issued later,” she said.

While Prime Minister’s press Secretary assured that “the government has consistently monitors the execution of decrees and orders in part of restrictive measures”.

“No adjustment of these measures is not expected”, – said Timakova.

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.

Information about the easing of sanctions

The Russian authorities are willing to soften sanctions against working in the country construction companies established by Turkish citizens, announced in Friday’s newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to one of Federal officials. According to him, major Contracting companies can stay in Russia provided that will establish joint ventures with Russian partners, which will own at least 75% plus one share.

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Another official in the Federal government specify that such JVs will have to create a business applying for commercial and government contracts after November 30, 2015.

Concessions may relate to contracts for the construction of facilities for the world championship on football of 2018 which will pass in Russia, holds one of the interlocutors edition. According to him, Turkish companies mainly act as subcontractors for the construction of sports infrastructure and accommodation facilities. It’s about three dozen companies, the total amount of work they can reach about 60 billion rubles, said the official.