Russia's Putin: will keep Western food ban as long as possible

November 22, 2016 8:27 AM EST

An employee operates a bulldozer while destroying illegally imported food falling under restrictions in Belgorod region, Russia, August 6, 2015 in this handout photo provided by Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance in Belgorod. RE


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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will make sure that its ban on some food imports from the West lasts as long as possible, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

Russia banned imports of some fresh food from countries that imposed sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukrainian crises in 2014.

(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)



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