Russia’s food embargo will stay in place as a response to anti-Russian sanctions, but we must be ready to see that competition on the market will resume some time later, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Russian TV channels on Thursday.

 

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“We have retained these counter-moves so far. But all must be ready to see that sooner or later this period will end and an absolutely clean competitive field will appear once again,” he said.

 

“And by this time, it is necessary to develop agriculture and industry to the level at which they will be absolutely comparable in strength with western industry and agriculture,” Medvedev added.