Russia has no plans to take additional restrictive measures against countries which imposed sanctions after the annexation of Crimea to Russia. The head of the government Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Second channel of Israel. Full text of the interview published on the website of the Russian government.
“No, we are not planning any additional retaliatory measures. Recently, we have taken all necessary actions”, — said Medvedev in the answer to the question, does Moscow plan to introduce new sanctions against the West.
The Prime Minister said that he considers wrong way to continue the “sanctions exchanges.” “Sanctions are generally always bad,” — said the Prime Minister.
He reminded that Moscow has made all “necessary measures” against the West. “We have imposed a ban on the supply of food, certain types of goods from the United States, European Union and some acceding countries”, — said Medvedev. He added that Russia “has never advocated that sanctions applied to any country.”
In 2014 after joining the Crimea to Russia and the aggravation of the situation in the South-East of Ukraine USA, EU and some other countries imposed sanctions against several Russian companies and individuals, as well as certain sectors of the Russian economy. Later the sanctions had been extended.
In response to Western sanctions Russia imposed the food embargo in August 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin then signed a decree that restricts the importation of certain products from USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. Later it was extended to Montenegro, Albania, Liechtenstein and Iceland, and at the end of 2015 to Ukraine. Previously, the Russian government has made relaxations in the sanctions lists.