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Putin Extends Food Embargo Until 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sealed a decree banning imports of Western food products until the end of 2017.

The document was published on the government’s authorised information website Wednesday.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev due prolonging the embargo final month after the G7 organisation of world leaders concluded to extend their anti-Russian sanctions until the Minsk agreements were totally implemented.

Russia introduced the food embargo in August 2014. The measures were directed at countries that had imposed sanctions on Moscow over the country’s cast of Crimea and involvement in the Ukrainian conflict.

The ban primarily practical to meat, poultry, fish, cheese, milk, fruit and vegetables from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway. In 2015, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein were combined to the list.

Earlier this month, Russia carried the embargo on the import of ingredients used for the prolongation of baby food.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/573843.html