Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) chairs a meeting with his deputies at the Gorki state residence outside Moscow, Russia, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik/Pool
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Russia will introduce a food embargo against Ukraine next month over Kiev's trade deal with the EU, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday, extending punitive measures already in place against Western countries.Russia has repeatedly expressed concern that Ukraine's free trade agreement with Brussels may flood its market with European goods, and months of three-way talks with the EU to smooth the transition have yielded no results.President Vladimir Putin last week ordered a suspension of Russia's 2011 free trade agreement with Ukraine.
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