Most likely, the Russian President Vladimir Putin would support the proposal of the head of the government Dmitry Medvedev to expand the list of countries under the food embargo, said Tuesday the press-Secretary of the head of the country Dmitry Peskov.
"One can with certainty predict that Yes, because, again, there's the fundamental principle is the principle of reciprocity ", – Peskov told reporters, answering a question if they will support the head of the country appeal of the government about expanding the list of countries subject's response, if any, will come, reports RIA " Novosti ". Before Tuesday, the Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. said that the government of the Russian Federation to make an appointment to President Vladimir Putin with the request to lengthen the list of countries against which imposed food embargo. According to a source in the Ministry of agriculture, list of countries under Russian counter-sanctions, has the possibility to be expanded at the expense of those seven countries that joined the sanctions against Russia. At the end of July 7 countries of Europe – Montenegro, Albania (accession to EU), Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein (part of the European free trade area), as well as Ukraine and Georgia – adopted a decision to extend the regime of EU sanctions against the Crimea and Sevastopol. Certain printed and electronic publications of Russia reported that in Georgia the first time joined the sanctions, however, Tbilisi made it even a year Earlier, and currently only supported their extension. Upon written request of the Georgian state Minister for European integration Affairs of David Bakradze, the length of these EU extends sanctions presumably a month and a half ago.