MOSCOW, August 7 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian government published on Thursday the list of agricultural products banned for import for one year from the United States, the European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway.
"A list of agricultural produce, raw materials and food products, which country of origin are the United States of America, the European Union countries, Canada, Australia and the Kingdom of Norway, and which are banned for import into Russia for a period of one year has been approved," the government said.
The list of the banned products includes:
- Fresh, chilled and refrigerated beef;
- Fresh, chilled and refrigerated pork;
- Poultry meat and all edible poultry by-products;
- Salted, pickled, driedand smoked meat;
- Fish and shell fish;
- Clams and other water invertebrates;
- Milk and dairy products;
- Vegetables, edible roots and tuber crops;
- Fruits and nuts;
- Meat by-products or blood, as well as products made of them;
- Ready-to-eat products including cheeses and cottage cheese based on vegetable fats.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin singed an order on economic measures to protect the country's security. The decree banned for a year imports of agricultural and food products from countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia.
The European Union, the United States and some other countries have compiled sanctions lists against Russian companies, banks, politicians, as well as the financial, energy and defense sectors of the Russian economy. The move has been linked to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Moscow has repeatedly called the measures counterproductive and stressed that Russia was never involved in the Ukrainian conflict.