Russian athletes to participate in events in Turkey, with extra security

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko delivers a speech during a session of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia, November 18, 2015. (File photo: Reuters)

Russian athletes will participate in tournaments organised in Turkey, with maximum security ensured, RIA news agency cited sports minister Vitaly Mutko as saying on Sunday.

Russia introduced a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane earlier in the week.

Mutko said that the measures that Russia is taking against Turkey will not impact the calendar of international sports federations.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46