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The Ministry of Agriculture is preparing to extend the prodembargo

The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia began to prepare a draft decree on the extension of the food embargo until the end of the year 2017. On Friday, May 27, the head of department Alexander Tkachev, reports TASS.

According to the minister, it is not planned to expand the list of goods subject to restrictions. "This is great news for domestic agricultural producers, it allows you to plan investments in the industry, improve the quality and competitiveness of Russian food products," the official added.

Earlier, on May 27, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed to prepare proposals according to which Russia's response to Western sanctions would be extended until the end of 2017. The head of government explained that in this way, domestic agricultural producers will receive "a longer, far horizon of investment planning, as agrarian companies have repeatedly asked for."

The United States and the European Union countries imposed sanctions on Russia in 2014, associating them with the annexation of the Crimea to the Russian Federation, and then with the situation in the east of Ukraine. In retaliation, in August 2014, Moscow imposed a ban on the importation of products from countries that joined the sanctions. As a result of the pro-bargo, foreign suppliers have lost 9,3 billion dollars.

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