MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A decree on the implementation of special economic measures against Turkey, signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev earlier in the day, came into force on Tuesday with the publication of the document on the official Russian internet portal for legal information.
The decree "On measures to implement the decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated November 28, 2015 № 583 'On measures to ensure the national security of the Russian Federation and the protection of Russian citizens from criminal and other illegal activities and the use of special economic measures against the Republic of Turkey'" has been uploaded to the portal.
"This decree shall enter into force on the date of its publication and is valid until the abolition of special economic and other measures established by the decree," the decree reads.
Tensions between Russia and Turkey sparked after a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber over Syrian territory on November 24. Ankara claimed that it downed the jet because it had violated Turkish airspace. Both the Russian General Staff and the Syrian Air Defense Command confirmed that the Russian jet never crossed into Turkish airspace.
The measures also target charter air travel between the two countries, as well as ban or restrict the import of certain goods from Turkey.