St. PETERSBURG, 18 Jun - RIA Novosti/Prime. Russia will renew food embargo, if the European Union decides to uphold penalties against Russia for another six months, said Last news Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.
"Yes, we will renew, if not the position will change," - said Dvorkovich.
He did not specify for how long will be extended limits." Well, I say the timing is not, will be renewed, " said Deputy Prime Minister.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection With the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US imposed penalties against a number of sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. The G7 leaders following the meeting, 7-8 June this year confirmed that the issue of extending sanctions against Russia before the end of 2015 will be considered by the European Council in June.
Moscow has stated many times that is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine, the Russian side officially participates as an intermediary in the settlement process and is interested in Ukraine overcame the crisis.
before Reuters citing sources wrote that the permanent Plenipotentiaries of the member countries of the EU approved the extension of economic sanctions against Russia by six months until the end of January 2016. It is assumed that European Leaders will make a final conclusion about the possibility of extending the punishment relative to Russia on June 25-26 at the conference in Brussels.
Western countries Since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA. In addition, the summit "the Big seven" in Bavaria it was decided to extend the punishment against Russia, and the United States considering the introduction of a new.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news