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Putin Extends Russian Food-Import Counter-Sanctions for One Year

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Russia extended its ban on certain food imports from the U.S., the European Union and other countries for one year in retaliation for the EU’s decision to prolong penalties imposed over the conflict in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he signed a decree extending the counter-sanctions following a request submitted by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The sanctions introduced last August banned a range of food products, including cheese, fish, beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products, from the U.S., the EU, Canada, Norway, and Australia.