16:42 GMT02 December 2020
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian companies could replace around 87,000 work places after Russia introduces restrictive measures against Turkey.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Some 87,000 new jobs may appear in Russia after the introduction of the restrictive measures against Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

    "According to the preliminary data, our companies could replace around 87,000 work places, but it’s important that they’re ready for this work from a professional point of view," said at a meeting with activists of The All-Russia People's Front, a pro-Kremlin public movement.

    Russian-Turkish relations deteriorated following the downing of a Russian Su-24 aircraft by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet in Syria on November 24. In the wake of the incident, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing economic measures against Ankara.

    The anti-Ankara measures, which came into effect on January 1, include bans or restrictions on the activities of Turkish organizations in Russia, and curbs on Russian companies employing Turkish citizens, especially in the construction industry.


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