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Russia announces economic sanctions against Turkey over jet downing

Russia announces economic sanctions against Turkey over jet downing

The sanctions are “aimed at ensuring national security and that of Russian citizens” and include a ban on charter flights between the two countries and on Russian businesses hiring any new Turkish nationals as well as import restrictions on certain Turkish goods, according to a text of the decree released by the Kremlin.

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had expressed “sadness” over the incident which has severely strained relations, saying that “we wish it had never happened”.


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