The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote on Tuesday to impose new sanctions on Russia over the downing of the Russian fighter jet by Turkish air force jets.
The sanctions will apply to military and industrial sectors of the country that the U.K. and U.s. have deemed to be critical to Russia’s ability to carry out covert and illegal military operations.
The United States has already imposed sanctions on six senior officials, including its Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power.
It is expected that Turkey will also impose new restrictions on military and commercial sectors, with the U,S.
and the European Union all having expressed concerns over the downed plane.
“The resolution will be subject to the conditions and procedural requirements of the Security Council,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters at the White House, according to The Associated Press.
“We hope it’s going to be passed quickly.”
The resolution will not address the use of the F-16s used in the downings.
“They were used by Turkey,” Psaki said.
“And that’s not what we’re looking for.
We’re looking at the underlying cause of this incident.”
The U,A,S., and EU are pushing for a permanent UN Security Council resolution on the downed F-15s to be introduced.
“I am very optimistic that the Security Committee will pass a resolution on this issue,” said the former U.M.L.A. professor who served as the State Department’s special envoy to Syria in 2014-2015.
“Russia is the only country that has flown that type of aircraft in the past.
They have this capability.”
The current sanctions on Russian officials are not likely to change much, as the U.,A, and EU all have veto power on the council, and the U S. has been leading the fight to get the council to adopt the resolution.
The latest sanctions on Turkish officials come as the White, the U A, and U S have already been lobbying the U U. N. for a resolution to the downed jet.
The resolution that will be proposed by the Security Community and adopted by the UN Security Council will require the governments of Turkey and the United States to provide a detailed account of their military operations in the region in response to the Russian airstrikes on September 29.
“Turkey is not a state party to the resolution, but they will be required to provide evidence of the military operations they conducted against the Russians, including information on the number of people killed and wounded, and of their aircrews killed,” State Secretary Psaki was quoted by Reuters as saying.
The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday also called for the US. to lift sanctions imposed on Turkey.
“It’s the last resort.
It’s the only one.
If the United Sates wants to go back to the negotiation table, it needs to lift the sanctions,” the ministry said in a statement.
“No other country is taking the side of the Russians in this fight against terrorism.”
The Russian defense ministry on Tuesday called on the United Kingdom and U States to take a new approach to the downer.
“If the United states and Britain are serious about pursuing a peaceful solution, they must be ready to open negotiations with Turkey and allow Turkey to participate in the negotiations,” a statement from the ministry read.
“This is the right time to start negotiations.”
Psaki also spoke with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson about the issue, and they discussed how to ensure that the resolution will pass through the UnitedNanional Security Council and be adopted by other members of the council.
“There are ways that we can support the resolution,” Psakis said.
The U S., which is in a difficult political situation with the Trump administration and a Russian-led alliance in the Middle East, will also likely take part in the effort to pass the resolution on Tuesday.
“As I mentioned earlier, we are very confident that we will be able to pass this resolution,” the State Dept. spokesperson said.
Russia’s Defense Ministry, however, is not buying the arguments that the UnitedS.
is using the resolution to get out of the Syria conflict.
“Our goal is to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis and avoid any military intervention,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in an online statement, according the state-run TASS news agency.
“Such a step would allow for the normalization of the situation in Syria, the removal of terrorists and the end of the war in the country.”
The Syrian Civil War has been raging since 2011.
The Syrian government and its allies have been fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad since March of this year.
The country has seen an influx of foreign fighters from the region and beyond, as many of those fighters have become involved in violent actions against the Syrian government.
The current conflict has claimed more than 60,000 lives, according a U.A report.