Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
Prominent Russian adventurer Konyukhov to take samples from Mariana Trench floorSociety & Culture January 20, 19:15
SIMFEROPOL, November 26. /TASS/. Crimean authorities have suspended the implementation of about 30 Turkish investment projects totaling approximately $500 mln, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Ruslan Balbek told TASS Thursday.
"The decision was made in accordance with the position of our president," he said. "In total there were about 30 investment projects worth about half a billion dollars," he added.
Balbek noted that breaking off economic relations with Turkey will have no impact on the Crimea’s residents. "Asian countries are showing great interest in the peninsula, there are also European investors," he said.
Investment projects, concluded earlier with Turkey, apply to construction industry, services sector, tourism, communications and food supplies. In particular, a Turkish company was about to become a contractor for the Cathedral mosque in Simferopol.
Earlier, Crimea Head Sergey Aksenov told journalists that the country refused to cooperate with the Turkish business and the purchase of Turkish goods.
On November 24 the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 was downed by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet when the Russian plane was at an altitude of 6,000 meters 1 kilometer from Turkey’s border. Ankara claims the Russian warplane had violated Turkey’s air space while the Russian Defense Ministry says the Su-24 was flying above Syria. Both pilots ejected but one of them was killed by gunfire from the ground.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with King of Jordan Abdullah II on Tuesday that Ankara’s attack against the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 plane, which took part in Russia’s antiterrorism operation in Syria and did not present a threat to Turkey, was a "stab in Russia’s back" delivered by terrorists’ accomplices.
Russia’s Aerospace Forces started delivering pinpoint strikes in Syria at facilities of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations, which are banned in Russia, on September 30, 2015, on a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.