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Russian league suggests minimizing contacts with Turkish defense sector

November 25, 2015, 8:59 UTC+3 MOSCOW

In order to prevent damage, the president of the Russian League of Assistance for Defense Enterprises asks to consider minimizing economic risks, connected with production cooperation with Turkey

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MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. The Russian League of Assistance for Defense Enterprises has advised its member companies to minimize contacts with Turkish partners after Turkey downed a Russian warplane on the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday.

"In order to prevent damage, I ask you to consider minimizing economic risks for your enterprise, connected with production cooperation or purchase of equipment from Turkish partners," said a letter of the League’s president, Vladimir Gutenev, to the management of the League’s enterprises.

"In connection with the worsening of the situation in relations with Turkey following the downing of a Russian plane, unpredictability of its economic policy in the future, in conditions of a continuing sanction pressure on Russia, additional risks appear for domestic economy connected with possible disruption of contractual obligations," said Gutnev, first deputy chairman of the State Duma committee for industry.

The League of Assistance for Defense Enterprises is an all-Russian public organization founded in 1992 at the initiative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation to establish and strengthen links between industry and the military agency, protect the interests of enterprises of the military-industrial complex.

Its members include management of major companies of the military-industrial complex, representatives of legislative and executive authorities, as well as members of scientific community.

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