Lavrov said the visa-free travel will be suspended starting from Jan. 1.
A Russian airman who survived the shoot-down and was later rescued by the Syrian and Russian commando, denied veering into Turkey’s airspace “even for a single second.” Turkey insists the plane was in its airspace for 17 seconds.
“The government has been ordered to work out a system of response measures to this act of aggression in the economic and humanitarian spheres,” Medvedev told a cabinet meeting in televised comments.
Turkey’s shoot-down of a Russian fighter jet exposes the differences within the anti-IS alliance.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the downing of the plane as “very alarming and dangerous”.
Ukraine last month banned all Russian airlines from flying into Ukraine but Russian planes have been allowed to fly over its territory.
“We urge both leaders, both countries, to exercise restraint with respect of this,” he said, appealing to the two countries to not make the situation worse.
Obama and Hollande also urged Russia and Turkey not to let the situation escalate after Turkey, a NATO ally, said it shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border after it repeatedly violated Turkish air space.
President Vladimir Putin called Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet “a stab in the back” carried out by the accomplices of terrorists, saying the incident would have serious consequences for Moscow’s relations with Ankara.
According to the reports, the ministry said on Tuesday that the plane was on a bombing mission in Syria and crashed after it came under an artillery attack from the ground.
“Certainly their efforts and the resources that they can bring to bear would be important. But thus far, they’ve been unable to do that,” said Josh Earnest.
France’s National Police say a 7-year-old Belgian shepherd named Diesel was “killed by terrorists” on Wednesday during a raid in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.
Agreement from the 15-member council on a single draft resolution that lays out the international approach to defeating IS extremists would mark a significant step after months of disagreements between the West and Russia.
All 224 people on board, most of them Russian tourists, were killed in the October 31 crash. Putin vowed to hunt down those responsible for the attack.
The Moscow District Court today convicted a former employee of the interior ministry’s Moscow region branch, Yevgeny Chistov, of high treason and sentenced him to 13 years in a high-security prison, the FSB security service said in a statement.