Russia to expand sanctions against Turkey — deputy PM

12:20, 28 December 2015
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Russia will introduce new measures in response to Turkey's unfriendly actions, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said in an interview with Russia-24 TV channel on Monday, according to TASS.

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"There will be further actions that are to be announced," Dvorkovich said.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has already unveiled the plans at the government meetings, he added.

"We will consistently go this way," the deputy prime minister said.

At this, Dvorkovich stressed the Russian government had no task of refusing to cooperate with Turkey in full.

"We believe that there is a need for an adequate response towards the unfriendly actions," Dvorkovich said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the incident on November 24 when a Turkish F-16 fighter jet brought down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M bomber, which, Ankara claims, had violated the country's airspace near the Syrian border.

Later, Moscow announced economic sanctions against Turkey. In late November, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning or restricting imports of certain Turkish goods, including vegetables and fruits. Moscow has also suspended the visa-free travel agreement with Turkey and banned charter flights between Russia and Turkey.

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