Russian President Vladimir Putin extended food counter-sanctions against the EU, the United States and several other countries until the end of 2020. This is reported on the official portal of legal information. The government was instructed to make proposals for changing their duration. The document has already entered into force.
For the first time the Russian Federation imposed sanctions against the United States and the EU in August 2014 in response to similar actions on their part in the spring of the same year. First, the restrictions affected the entry and activities of Russian companies, politicians and businessmen, then - various products. Later, Australia, Canada and Norway joined the sanctions against the Russian Federation, and next year Albania, Montenegro, Ukraine and a number of other countries. Imported meat and sausage products, seafood, fish, fruits and vegetables, milk and cheeses were banned.
Subsequently, the parties extended the sanctions against each other for a year. The last time they were to be completed by the end of this year.