MOSCOW, February 11 /TASS/. The Russian government has no plans to lift the embargo on Western foods imposed in response to the anti-Russian sanctions.
"The reason behind the food embargo is that we consider our state interests affected [by Western sanctions against Russia]. The Russian side is not considering a possibility of lifting its counter sanctions at this stage," Vice-Premier Sergei Prikhodko told journalists.
He added that Moscow could not and would not seek the lifting of Western sanctions against Russia on principle.