Russia responded to Western sanctions with food imports ban. Russian government published a list of products banned for import from countries that imposed sanctions on Russia. Earlier the European Union, the United States, Japan, Canada and some other countries have compiled sanctions lists against a number of Russian companies, banks and politicians.
The permanent secretary of the Cyprian Foreign Ministry considers that the EU policy of anti-Russia sanctions is inefficient. Moreover, up to him, Brussels should regard Moscow as the bloc's strategic partner.
Moscow laments Albania and Montenegro support anti-Russian sanctions, Russia's Ambassador to Albania Alexander Karpushin.
Russia should strengthen cross-sectoral response measures if the United States imposes new sanctions against Moscow, Vladimir Dzhabarov, the first deputy chairman of the Russian parliament's upper house International Affairs Committee, said Tuesday.
Russia's foreign minister gave his answer to a question related to the possibility of introduction of new US sanctions against Moscow.
The Russian government took appropriate measures to protect the population from the impact of sanctions, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures Idriss Jazairy said.
The sanction war has painfully backfired on the Western countries, UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy said.
Maintaining the sanctions imposed by Western states will not negatively affect Russia’s economy, which has adapted to these restrictive measures, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures Idriss Jazairy said Thursday.
Russia's countermeasures to Western sanctions are proportional and normal diplomatic practice, Idriss Jazairy, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures said Thursday.
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger - the Russian prime minister claims that the country has moved forward contrary to sanctions and falling oil prices.
Moscow's responsive measures will be in place until the West, which was the first to impose sanctions, changes its attitude toward Russia, according to the prime minister.
Russia has domestically produced foodstuffs worth nearly $4 billion under the import substitution program.
Russia's Foreign Minister revealed the one and only reason why Moscow had to retaliate in response to the European Union's economic restrictions.
Moscow will likely send experts in order to check foreign companies that want to supply food products to Russia after the food embargo is lifted.
Russia does not bear responsibility for the significant downturn in its relations with the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.
Iceland has lost 1 percent of its GDP because of the sanction war with Russia.
Washington's possible new anti-Russia actions will not go unnoticed, Moscow's top diplomat said.
Russia's Ministry of Economic Development is preparing documents on extending food import restrictions until the end of 2017 and the list of countries and goods remains mostly unchanged, Minister Alexei Ulyukaev said Thursday.
The past 12 months have seen a 29 percent drop in European Union (EU) food exports to Russia. According to World Bank estimates, the food import ban Moscow imposed on the EU countries in response to anti-Russian sanctions may put 130,000 jobs in Europe on the line, Portuguese newspaper Publico wrote.
Sources in the Italian government told RIA Novosti on Tuesday that recent media reports about intention of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to call on Russia to remove food embargo imposed in response to EU economic restrictions were false.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will raise the issue of a possible removal of the food embargo, imposed by Russia in response to EU economic sanctions, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in June, Russian newspaper Izvestia reported Tuesday, citing a source close to the Italian government.