The embargo on the Montenegrin agricultural products is extended, according to a decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Our products will not be on the Russian market by the end of December 2017.
“The decision on restrictive measures was adopted almost two years ago, as an act of retaliation for the sanctions of the EU and certain other countries. The sphere of our relations is not in any way improved,” it is said in the statement by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, according to Antena M.
According to the announcement, Russia’s decision is motivated primarily by the need to create better and more predictable conditions for Russian farmers.
“Therefore, the appropriate restrictive measures will be introduced for a period of 18 months, instead of six,” it is said in the statement.
In addition to our country and members of the EU, sanctions are also imposed to Ukraine, Albania, Liechtenstein, Australia, Norway, Iceland and Canada. On the other hand, the EU has also extended the sanctions against Russia until January 2017, despite opposition from many Western officials, according to Reuters.
Source: Radio Television Montenegro