The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the decree on the renewal of the food embargo until 31 December 2017. The document published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
In late may, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed to prepare proposals on the extension of the food embargo. The head of the government had already set the task to navigate to the end of 2017. He stated this at a meeting with the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs.
On instructions from Medvedev, government members had to collect proposals and submit them to the President Vladimir Putin.