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MOSCOW, June 29. /TASS /. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the extension of counter sanctions from August 6, 2016 until December 31, 2017.
The document has been published today on the official website of legal information of the Russian government.
"In order to protect Russia's national interests and in accordance with the law on special economic measures and On Security I order to extend from August 6, 2016 until December 31, 2017 the effect of certain special economic measures imposed by presidential decree of August 6, 2014 and extended the decree of June 24, 2015," the document says.
The decree comes into effect from the day of its signing.
On August 6, 2014 Putin signed a decree "On special economic measures to protect Russia’s security" in response to Western sanctions and to support domestic producers.
The next day, the Russian government introduced a one year ban on imports of beef, pork, fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, cheese, milk, and most types of dairy products from the United States, European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway.
Later, Russia was struggling with re-export of banned European products, imposing restrictions on imports from Belarus and Serbia.