Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to extend the embargo on the import of a number of foreign goods for one more year starting today, June 24, 2015.
“The government addressed a letter to me, asking me to extend the measures that we took against the actions of some of our partners from several countries. Today, in accordance with this letter, I signed a decree on the extension of certain economic measures in order to ensure the safety of the Russian Federation,” President Putin said.
On August 1, 2014, the EU imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation in connection with the events in Ukraine and the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and later repeatedly extended, and extended them. The latest decision to extend them was made on June 22 of this year. Moscow was forced to make a decision on counter sanctions.