Lavrov says Russia-Belarus relations developing in working modeRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 21:48
Condolence book in memory of Churkin opened at Russia’s Permanent Mission to UNWorld February 21, 20:53
Ukrainian billionaire Dmitry Firtash detained in Vienna at Spain’s requestWorld February 21, 20:40
UN secretary-general offers Lavrov condolences on Churkin’s deathWorld February 21, 19:53
OPEC does not see problems regarding growth of Russian oil exportBusiness & Economy February 21, 19:46
Kremlin to bake 100,000 pancakes for MaslenitsaSociety & Culture February 21, 19:23
Production of Mercedes Benz cars to start in Russia in 2019Business & Economy February 21, 18:43
UN Security Council holds a minute of silence in memory of Russia’s deceased envoyWorld February 21, 18:30
Russia and US might launch joint operations against terrorists in Raqqa — ministerWorld February 21, 18:17
MOSCOW, May 26. /TASS/. Russia has no plans to introduce special conditions for specific EU countries which would imply abolishing of the Russian counter-sanctions, in particular lifting of the food embargo, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters.
When asked whether President Vladimir Putin plans to discuss the possibility of lifting the food embargo with regard to Greek goods during his forthcoming visit to Greece, Ushakov said:
"There are no special conditions for specific countries, we do not foresee this."
The presidential aide stressed that Russia was not initiator of introduction of sanctions and that is why it does not discuss issues related to sanctions on its own initiative at international meetings.
"We reacted to them (Western sanctions -TASS) calmly by introducing our countermeasures, which is quite logical," Ushakov said.
Earlier on Thursday, the Kremlin press service reported that President Vladimir Putin will pay a visit to Greece on May 27-28.