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Moscow introduced economic restrictions against Turkey

Vladimir Putin signed a decree, imposing economic restrictions against Turkey, as the Kremlin press service reported today
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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree, imposing bans and restrictions on the economic relations with Turkey, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to TASS.

On the territory of the Russian Federation has been temporarily introduced “prohibition or restriction of foreign economic operations involving import into the Russian Federation of certain goods whose country of origin is the Republic of Turkey, on a list established by the Government of the Russian Federation (except for goods imported for personal use to the extent permitted by law of Eurasian Economic Union), ” – says the decree.

“The decree also provides a ban or restriction for organizations under the jurisdiction of Turkey to perform certain types of work on the territory of the Russian Federation on the list determined by the Russian government,” – said in a decree, the text of which entered the TASS.

From January 1, 2016, it is also prohibited for employers of the Russian Federation to employ Turkish citizens.

Visa-free regime for the citizens of Turkey is suspended from 1 January 2016.

Russian tour operators should refrain from implementing tourist products to the Russians, which includes visiting Turkey. Putin gave instructions to the Government of the Russian Federation to impose a ban on charter air transportation between Russia and Turkey.

Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian Government to strengthen the control over the activities of the Turkish freight transportations on the Russian territory in order to ensure safety. He also gave instructions to ensure transport safety in the seaports of Azov and Black Sea.

Moscow introduced these measures after Turkish Air Forces shot down a Russian Su-24.

Besides, Russian Defense Ministry reported on Thursday, that the missile cruiser “Moskva” has arrived to the coast of Latakia to provide air defense of the area; anti-aircraft missile complex S-400 was deployed in Hmeymim air base to strengthen the air defense at the base.