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    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced a set of additional measures to introduce against Ankara in retaliation for the downing of a Russian Su-24 over Syria, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On November 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on economic measures against Ankara over Turkey's downing of the Russian Su-24 attack aircraft. The decree, which enters into force on January 1, 2016, includes a ban on the employment of Turkish citizens by Russian employers, a food import ban on certain categories of products, as well as on charter flights in both directions.

    "There will be further action, which will be announced later, the prime minister has already announced them at the [government] meetings," Dvorkovich told the Rossiya-24 television channel.

    The official noted that despite that, the Russian government did not set a task to fully terminate its cooperation with Turkey.

    Moscow's relations with Ankara deteriorated after a Russian Su-24 aircraft was downed on November 24 by a missile fired from a Turkish F-16 fighter over Syria.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin described the downing as a "stab in the back" performed by the "accomplices of terrorists."


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