Russian President Signs Decree Introducing Sanctions Against Turkey
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Saturday a decree introducing a set of economic sanctions against Turkey.
The sanctions come in response to the downing of the Russian Su-24 warplane by Turkish F-16 fighter jets on the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday.
The decree foresees bans on or restrictive measures against imports of certain goods originating from Turkey in line with the register approved by the Russian government.
The decree also imposes bans or restrictions on Turkish organizations to conduct certain types of activity within Russia in line with the register drafted by the Russian government.
The government is instructed to draft registers for relevant goods and services, TASS news agency informs.
Furthermore, the decree suspends employment of Turkish nationals starting from 1 January 2016.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev informed the government on Thursday on the intention to impose restrictions on Turkey and freezing some joint projects.
In addition, Putin signed a decree ordering a ban on selling Russian nationals tours and related services linked to visits to Turkey.
The Russian government is instructed to adopt measures on a ban on chartered flights between Russia and Turkey,
The relations between Moscow and Ankara have deteriorated this week following the shooting down of the Su-24 bomber.
Turkey claims that the Russian airplane had violated Turkish airspace and was warned ten times before being downed by Turkish fighter jets.
Russia maintains that the aircraft stayed exclusively within Syrian airspace and no warnings were issued by Turkey.
The two Russian pilots managed to eject themselves, but one of them was killed midair by gunfire from the ground. The second pilot was rescued and taken to a Russian airbase.
Shortly after the incident, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov advised fellow nationals to refrain from travelling to Turkey, with Ankara responding with a similar recommendation several days later.
Among the other sanctions foreseen by Russia is a suspension of the visa-free travel regime with Turkey starting from the beginning of next year.
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If the market gets closed for the import, the local companies take the opportunity. Less competition means lower quality and higher prices. It works the same everywhere, also in Russia.
To the "famous" apples - last year at the supermarkets they were really cheap here, at about 2 PLN (equalling 1 Lv) per kilo, but now they cost more than twice as much, this is the same as they did cost before the Russian embargo. China and India are buying them out. Producers are happy, consumers not so much :)
"These sanctions will, again, hit only Russian population. After the introduction of counter-sanctions by Russia in 2014, the EU exports of foodstuffs rose by 7%" -------- with the sincere respect to these 7% of rising export (not to Russia, right?;), and the endless respect to the USA/EU sanctions against Russia, I'd like to add that Russian population don't feel the above horrifying "hit", alas ;), but feel the rise of food supplies from just Russian manufacturers. Every cloud has a silver lining......
And about a "knout": Сhoking on the own - utmost perfect, sure ;) - Polish apples, isn't it just esthetic pleasure...for the authentic Poles, of course? ;)
These sanctions will, again, hit only Russian population. After the introduction of counter-sanctions by Russia in 2014, the EU exports of foodstuffs rose by 7% instead of declining as Putin expected. Looks like getting a knout brings pleasure - to those who like it, of course.