Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that Moscow is in the process of taking diplomatic and military measures against Turkey after the downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber, Sputnik reports. Moscow’s measures against Ankara may affect financial operations, investment projects as well as the work of Turkish companies in Russia. According to Medvedev, measures taken by Russia will be temporary and depend on the changing Moscow-Ankara relations and international situation. “[The measures include] the suspension of the implementation of programs of economic cooperation, restrictions on financial transactions and on foreign trade transactions, changes to customs duties, measures in the tourism sector, to affect the tourism sphere, transportation, including transits,” he said.
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