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Russia extended counter-sanctions and introduced retaliatory measures against the British, Shoigu visited Yerevan and Baku in a few hours, the United States withdrew from the Open Skies Treaty and the cost of vaccines from COVID-19. The main news is in the RBC review

Russia extended counter-sanctions

President Vladimir Putin extended until the end of 2021, economic sanctions against Western countries, restricting imports to Russia of certain types of food, raw materials, agricultural products.

  • The measures were introduced in August 2014 in response to similar restrictions that Western countries adopted against Russia after the annexation of Crimea.
  • Initially, Russia banned the supply of meat, fish, seafood, cheeses and dairy products, vegetables and fruits, as well as some other products from the US and the EU. In 2015, counter-sanctions were expanded and extended to include Albania, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Montenegro, and from 2016 to Ukraine. The ban has been extended several times.
  • In August, the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert toldthat smugglers who violate the food embargo and import prohibited products into the country began to act more sophisticated and prove that the products are sanctioned is difficult. The department proposed to confiscate cars and goods to combat them, and to ban the import of drivers for five years.

Shoigu traveled to Yerevan and Baku in a few hours

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the morning of November 21 arrived on an official visit to Yerevan. He arrived in the capital of Armenia as part of a Russian delegation, which also includes Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Deputy Prime Ministers Alexander Novak and Alexey Overchuk.


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