Russia won't ban imports of ice cream from EUStaff writer ▼ | June 29, 2015
Russia's Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachyov said that Moscow had considered banning imports of ice cream from the European Union and some other countries.
Sanctions Difficult decision for Russian authorities
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday extended by a year a ban on imports of meat, chicken, fish, milk products, fruits and vegetables from countries that have sanctioned Moscow for its support of rebels in east Ukraine.
Medvedev said the list of banned goods could be changed but Tkachyov said that since Russia imported large quantities of these goods the bans would lead to smuggling and huge price rises.
"Who needs that?" he asked. ■