President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on extension of Russian counter sanctions until December 31, 2018. The document has been published on the website of legal information of the Russian authorities.

On June 29, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the Russian government will propose extending the counter-sanctions until December 31, 2018. He recalled that earlier the European Union had extended sanctions against Russia.

“In this situation, we will respond adequately, yesterday we discussed this issue with the president. The government will propose to the president that the counter measures should be extended for another year until December 31, 2018,” Medvedev said.

On June 15, during his annual televised question and answer session, President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow would make decisions concerning its retaliatory sanctions taking into consideration relations with other countries.

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