Russia decides to impose food embargo against Ukraine — minister

The food embargo wil come into effect on January 1.

Russian government has decided to impose food embargo against Ukraine starting from January 1, Russia’s Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukayev said in an interview aired by the Rossiya-24 TV news channel on Wednesday.

"Since Ukraine joined anti-Russia sanctions - economic, financial - we’ve decided to impose … protective measures in the form of food embargo," he said, adding that the decision is "postponed till January 1."

"Most likely we’ll have to protect our market on a unilateral basis from unattended access of goods through Ukraine’s customs territory, those being goods from third countries, first of all from the states of the European Union. The protection will mainly concern introduction of most favored nation regime. In a situation like that we won’t have reasons for keeping zero rate of customs tariff with Ukraine," the Minister said.

First published by TASS.

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