Putin extends ban on European food imports until end of 2020

by on 25 June 2019

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday extending a Russian ban on food imports from the European Union until the end of 2020, according to a government database.

Russia imposed an embargo on a wide range of imports from the EU and other countries in 2014 in retaliation for international sanctions over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Anastasia Teterevleva; writing by Maria Kiselyova; editing by John Stonestreet – reuters.com