Russia to impose food ban in new sanctions against Turkey
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will restrict imports of Turkish fruit and vegetables as part of a package of new sanctions following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey last week.
Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said the fruit and vegetable ban could be deferred for "several weeks" to allow Russian firms to find new suppliers and curb price rises, in comments reported Monday by state news agency RIA Novosti.
The new measures announced at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also include a government veto on Turkish construction firms working in Russia and restrictions on road transport.
RIA reported that Medvedev called for sanctions to be "most effective for the Turkish side but minimally affecting our economic interests."