Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev the coordination of trade and economy after Russia imposed food import embargo against a number of Western countries, the Kremlin’s press center said on Thursday, Ria Novosti informs.
Moscow said it is ready to review the terms of its import restrictions if Western partners show commitment to dialogue.
“During an exchange of opinions on the development of the crisis situation in Ukraine, the need for constructive joint work in various formats were emphasized with the goal of mutual action in halting military activities and the launch of an actual political internal Ukrainian dialogue,” the Kremlin said.
On Thursday, Moscow banned agriculture products from the United States, European Union and other countries that imposed US-backed sanctions against Russia earlier.
The one-year ban will target imports of beef, pork, fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables, nuts, as well as cheese and other dairy from the European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway.
The embargo does not include alcoholic beverages, infant foods and products.