Putin signs prolongation of food countersanctions till С20
MOSCOW, Jul 12 (PRIME) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin signed prolongation of an order limiting imports of food from the states which adopted sanctions against Russia until 2020 on Thursday.
In 2014, relations between Russia and the West deteriorated to their worse since the Cold War due to a military conflict in Ukraine. The West introduced sanctions against some Russian individuals and firms and further against the energy and banking sectors. In response, Russia limited food imports from some countries, including the U.S., the E.U., Canada, Australia, and Norway.