Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM

Ukraine is responding to Moscow’s food embargo with “mirror sanctions” of its own that will take effect on January 1, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced Thursday. A bill giving the government the right to impose trade sanctions against Russia was backed by lawmakers Thursday with 291 deputies in favour. It is a counter-move to Moscow’s announcement Monday of a food embargo against Ukraine starting next month over Kiev’s trade deal with the EU.

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