International sanctions during the Ukrainian crisis

Russia Expands Food Imports Ban to Five European Countries

Moscow has added five European countries to its food imports ban list introduced in response to Western sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.

"Those countries are Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, as well as Ukraine under certain conditions," Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said during a cabinet  meeting on Thursday, according to RIA Novosti.

Serbian Exports to Russia Fall Steeply

Total Serbian exports to Russia in the first six months of 2015 were 33 per cent lower than the same period last year, according to a report by the Serbian Chamber of the Economy released on Tuesday.

Total exports to Russia in the first six months of this year added up to 332 million dollars, while in the same period in 2014, they amounted to 486 million dollars.

Putin Extends Russia's Ban on Western Food Imports by 1 Year

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to extend the ban on certain food imports from the US, the European Union, Australia, Canada, and Norway by one year in response to the EU's decision to prolong the sanctions against Moscow.

The restrictions will be extended by a year starting June 24, 2015, according to reports of the TASS news agency.

EU Extends Sanctions on Russia

EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to back the extension of economic measures imposed on Russia until June of next year.

This is a six-month addition to measures which would have otherwise expired at the and of January 2016.


EU has extended economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016, with a view to complete implementation of Minsk agreement.