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Russia once again threatens Ukraine and five European countries with sanctions

Russia may retaliate against six countries, who have joined the EU sanctions. It was stated by Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for the President of Russia.
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According to Dmitry Peskov, Russia may impose sanctions against those countries, who have joined the EU sanctions, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Russian media.

“We once again reiterate that the principle of mutuality is the foundation of our approach,” said Peskov.

Earlier, the published statement of the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini reported that the European sanctions had been joined by a total of six countries. The document refrerred to Montenegro, Albania, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Ukraine. However, later the media also added Georgia in the list.

In late June, the EU decided to extend sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2016, and sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol – until June 23, 2016.

In response to the Western sanction, in August 2014 Russia imposed a ban on the supply of certain agricultural products, raw materials and food from the countries that have imposed sanctions. At the end of June 2015, the Russian food embargo was extended until August 5, 2016.