Russia’s seafood import ban continues as EU sanctions extended

Published on
July 5, 2017
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The government of Russia has again extended the ban on food imports from the EU, this time through 2018. The embargo was first implemented in August 2014 in response to economic sanctions against Moscow over the Ukrainian conflict. 

The Kremlin’s move follows a six-month extension of the EU’s sanctions against Russia, with EU leaders saying that the restrictions will remain in place until the implementation of the Minsk 2 peace accord that was brokered to bring an end …

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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