Russian President Vladimir Putin extended the food embargo until the end of 2017.
On August 7, 2014, Russia imposed restrictive measures in response to the sanctions from the EU, the United States, Australia, Canada and Norway, and then extended the counter-sanctions until August 6, 2016. They propose a ban on imports of fruit, vegetables, dairy, and meat products from these countries.
For the first time sanctions against Russia were introduced by the European Union starting from August 1, 2014, in response to the annexation of Crimea, and Kremlin’s support of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The restrictions were extended afterwards. Moscow has repeatedly said that sanctions were counterproductive.