MOSCOW, June 25. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the Government approved the list of products that are prohibited to import to Russia due their countries of origin introducing the sanctions against Russia.
"I have just approved by the government act the list of goods subject to import ban into our country for another year - until August 5 next year, he said. "The list is no different [from last year - TASS] with the exception of a number of positions on biomaterials," the PM said at the government meeting. "The same animal products remain, including cattle meat, pork, edible by-products, fish and shellfish, milk and dairy products, vegetables, sausages and so on," he explained. "All of these positions will remain the same - I point out to everybody responsible for the work," the Prime Minister addressed to the participants of the meeting.
On June 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on extending the counter-sanctions against a number of states for a period of one year starting from August 6, 2015. The Government was instructed to ensure the implementation of the document.
The counter-sanctions were introduced for the first time on August 6 of last year, for a period of 12 months.