Putin extended the food embargo
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin extended until the end of next year, the decree about the food embargo against countries that have adopted sanctions against Russia. The document published on the official portal of legal information on Thursday, July 12.
“To extend from 1 January to 31 December 2019 the action of certain special economic measures presidential decree of 6 August 2014 No. 560 “On applying certain special economic measures to ensure security of the Russian Federation” and extended by decrees of the President of the Russian Federation of June 24, 2015 No. 320, dated June 29, 2016 No. 305 of 30 June 2017 № 293″, — the document says.
In the summer of 2014, Moscow imposed a ban on the importation of products from countries supporting anti-Russian sanctions. The list includes USA, Canada, Australia, member countries of the European Union, Norway, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein. From 1 January 2016, Moscow imposed a food embargo against Ukraine. In July 2017, the Russian authorities extended the previous edition of the food embargo until the end of 2018.
In late April, Vladimir Putin thanked the Russians for what they were sympathetic to the introduction of Moscow’s retaliatory sanctions against foreign countries.
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