A one-year ban has been imposed on certain agricultural produce, foods and raw materials imports from countries that have sanctioned Russia. An order for economic measures ‘to protect the country’s security’ has been signed by President Putin.
The decree “on the use of specific economic measures” was signed in response to sanctions imposed on Russia by a number of states over the Ukrainian crisis, the Kremlin said on its website.
While the law comes into force immediately, the government has been tasked to come up with a concrete list of imports to be banned.
The import ban will include different kinds of vegetables, fruit, and meat. However, wine and baby foods will “definitely” not come under sanctions, the government source. According to another government official, cheeses, meat, and dairy products are those most likely be affected by the ban.