Kremlin warns obtaining of US MANPADS by Syrian militants dangerous for Russian Air ForceRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 12:12
Kremlin says too early to speak about any kind of 'response' before WADA’s doping reportSport December 09, 12:06
South Korea parliament votes for impeachment of President ParkWorld December 09, 10:18
Lavrov says Moscow is uncertain whether Iraqi Al-Qaim was bombed on purposeRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 9:05
US Congress votes to make Magnitsky Act applicable to other statesWorld December 09, 8:18
Analysts assume Trump poised to improve ties with RussiaWorld December 09, 8:12
UN envoy on Syria suggests resumption of intra-Syrian talksWorld December 09, 6:42
US Senate prohibits defense cooperation with RussiaMilitary & Defense December 09, 4:55
Russia and Cuba sign defense cooperation program until 2020Military & Defense December 09, 3:26
SOCHI, May 31. /TASS/. The Russian government is not considering expansion of the list of countries covered by the food embargo or a wider range of embargoed products, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Monday after the Sino-Russian energy cooperation commission meeting.
"[This is] not considered," the official said responding to a relevant question.
The Russian government is already preparing documents to extend the food embargo until 2017 year-end and will approach the Russian president with the relevant proposal.
"The embargo is currently effective until the end of August. I think these documents will be approved unless some miraculous changes occur in the geopolitics," Dvorkovich said.
It was reported earlier the Russian Ministry of Agriculture is drafting the government decree to extend the food embargo until 2017 year-end. No expansion in the list of products banned for import to Russia is proposed.