Saturday, January 31, 2015   

Russia responds to sanctions
(08-07 16:52)

Russia is introducing a "full embargo'' on most food imports from EU, US, and other Western countries that have imposed sanctions against Moscow over its policy on Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday.
"Russia is introducing a full embargo on import of beef, pork, fruit and vegetable produce, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and dairy products from the European Union, United States, Australia, Canada and Norway,'' Medvedev told a government meeting in televised remarks.
The prime minister also warned that Russia could block overflights between Europe and Asia in retaliation for Western sanctions.
Medvedev said that closing the use of Russian airspace, which saves Western airlines large amounts in fuel costs, was a "serious measure'' being considered in response to sanctions that have shut down Russia's first low-cost airline --AFP   
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