Russia is preparing wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey over the downing of one of its jets on the Turkey-Syria border.

According to BBC News, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the measures would be drafted within days, and could hit joint investment plans.

Meanwhile, Russia’s military today suspended all communication channels with the Turkish military, including a ‘hot line’ to help avoid air accidents.

Tensions between Turkey and Russia, which back opposing sides in the Syrian civil war, have risen sharply over the incident. The US, the EU and the UN have appealed for calm.



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