Russian President Vladimir Putin Warns Turkey Over ‘War Crime'

Russian President Vladimir Putin used his marathon state of the nation address Thursday to warn Turkey to expect yet more sanctions for downing of one of its warplanes, NBC News reported.

Turkey shot down the Russian aircraft last month after it said the jet crossed from Syrian to Turkish airspace, a claimed denied by Moscow but backed up by the United States.

Putin has already ordered economic sanctions against Turkey, banning imports of some Turkish goods. He used his annual address on Thursday to hint that more was to come.

"If anyone thinks that having committed this awful war crime, the murder of our people, that they are going to get away with tomatoes [one of the Turkish goods banned by Russia] or some restrictions on construction and other sectors, they are sorely mistaken," the Russian leader said. 

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