Russia extends import ban on Western food

As a reaction on the renewal of sanctions of the EU against Russia's position in the Ukraine crisis Russia for its part wants to expand now the ban on Western food for a further six months. Yesterday was known from tonight pro-Government circles in Moscow. The EU Foreign Ministers had extended yesterday its sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2016, to maintain the pressure, that Moscow provides its contribution to resolving the Ukraine crisis.
A corresponding proposal to the extension of the Russian food bans was prepared and forwarded to the President's Office, a spokesman of the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of the TASS News Agency announced. The list of goods, which are subject to the embargo, remains largely the same. Therefore, the importation of food from the European Union, the United States, Australia, should remain banned in Canada and Norway. Food deliveries from these countries had a value of $9 billion in previous years It's fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, milk and dairy products.

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