Russia will not expand food embargo against the United States in response to the additional sanctions against a number of Russian companies and citizens, Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told journalists.

 

“I think there is no need for this. I would say, this is a convulsive mechanical act on the part of the US, It could mean anything. It could be timed to coincide with the forum, could be an attempt to pressure on Japan. I do not think it would bring any economic dividends to those who organized it,” he said.