Russia Announces Sanctions Against Turkey

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

MOSCOW (Sputnik News)—Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the implementation of special economic measures against Turkey, the press service of the Russian government said Tuesday.

“Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the measures to implement the Decree of the President of Russia ‘On measures to ensure national security of the Russian Federation from criminal and other illegal activities and the use of special economic measures against the Republic of Turkey’,” the statement reads.

The resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers adopted on November 30 approves the list of agricultural products, raw materials and food originating from Turkey that will be prohibited from being imported to Russia beginning on January 1, 2016.

Russia will also ban charter flights with Turkey from December 1, 2015, with the exception of flights returning Russians home from holidays, the Russian government’s press service said.

“The Transport Ministry has been instructed to ban charter flights between Russia and Turkey from December 1, 2015, with the exception of special flights returning Russian tourists who are currently in Turkey,” according to the statement.

The ministry was also instructed to strengthen security measures in regard to regular flights between the countries.

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4 Comments

  1. ara said:

    They are the arm and support of the people killing us- Mr. Putin- Good step but we need more-they are our enemy

  2. GB said:

    Turkeys fall will be as same as Ossmani Caliphate. Like Erdoghan predecessor, Turkey is too big to govern by AKP Sultanate.

  3. mgl said:

    Not enough at all. What about sanctions against Turkey’s little sister tirbaijan? Or still planning to sell more weapons?

  4. Mehmet Pasha said:

    Erdogan and Putin are both megalomaniacs in my opinion. One is daydreaming of an Ottoman Empire, the other is daydreaming of bringing back the Romanov Dynasty or the old Russian Monarchy. One is warmongering in Syria, being butthurt about Morsi’s overthrow 2 years ago and overreacting concerning the failure over the peace process with the Kurds. The other is dreaming of attacking Ukraine, Georgia, Poland and the Baltics. Erdogan and Putin are made for each other. This is a classic case of the Pot calling the Kettle Black.

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