The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported that Merkel intended to call on the EU to impose sanctions against Russia because of Moscow's acts in Syria. Obama promised support from Washington. New sanctions may affect aviation as well as spheres connected with the Russian Defence Ministry.
Andrey Klimov, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, told Pravda.Ru about responsive measures Russia may undertake. 'First of all, Germany is attached to our common projects connected with energy.'
'Second, our Western partners fly across Russia and their air companies save a lot of money. Thousands of passengers fly from the Western Europe to the South-West of Asia. What if our authorities consider this issue? It will provide such companies as the Emirates with huge profit and severely damage the German, French and other air line companies.
I'd also like to remind that about 40% of the Boeing is made up of the Russian components, which is connected with Titanium. So, I wouldn't recommend the Western countries to play this game,' the Senator concluded.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there was no threat whatsoever in connection with the incident at a military training ground near the city of Severodvinsk
Russian Su-35S fighters allegedly intercepted F-16 aircraft of the Turkish Air Force and forced them to leave Syrian airspace