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Russia extends import ban over Ukraine sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that the government has fully banned imports of meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway.

The move announced by Medvedev Thursday was taken on orders from President Vladimir Putin in response to sanctions imposed on Russia by the West over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban has been introduced for one year.

Medvedev said that Russia is also considering banning Western carriers from flying over Russia on flights to and from Asia - a move that would significantly swell costs and increase flight time. He said the decision on that hasn't been made yet.

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