Putin prolongs Russian economic sanctions against Albania and other Western-affiliated countries
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the renewal of special economic measures that ensure “the security of the Russian Federation”.
This decree, is translated into prolonging Russian sanctions against agro-farming products from several countries, among them Albania, until 31 December next year.
In addition to Albania, the other countries against which Russia has decided to prolong sanctions are the European Union, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Ukraine, Liechtenstein, Montenegro and Iceland.
Everything started in March 2014, when Russia responded to international sanctions with its own sanctions.
In August 2015 Russia added to the list five other countries, among them Albania.
Since August 2015, the list of products under sanction is updated six times so far.
Initially the decree banned the import of fruit and vegetables, meat, sausages, fish and other sea products and dairy products.
Over time, meat products, baby food and some seafood were removed from the list.
In September last year, the list of products which cannot be exported to Russia was added salt.
The European Union, meanwhile, immediately responded to the decision by Vladimir Putin by putting some 70 million euro at the disposal of farmers in 12 countries of the Union.
This money went to cover the losses emerging from the Russian sanctions.
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