• Russia cancels the food embargo in the absence of threats to national security

  • Russia will abolish restrictions on imports of goods from EU countries, if they decide that threats to national security is no more. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, reports RIA Novosti.

    "Economic measures, in accordance with the presidential decree entered in order to protect national security. I'm not ready to call the conditions under which cancel the measures that were introduced, but, of course, will be watching, as are our partners," said Dvorkovich.

    According to him, Moscow imposed a ban on imports of goods from EU countries, in the expectation that it will force the partners to act more circumspectly". "A significant number of countries in a coordinated manner imposed against us serious sanctions. This is definitely a threat," said Deputy Prime Minister.

    on 7 August, the Russian government announced a complete ban on export of meat products, vegetables and fruits, seafood and chilled fish, milk and dairy products from the EU countries, Australia, Canada, Norway and the USA. The measure was taken in response to the sanctions entered against Russia. August 20, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has made changes to this list. It includes live fish. At the same time the list was cleared juvenile salmon and trout, lactose-free milk and dairy products, seed potatoes, sugar, corn, peas, Supplements and vitamins.


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