Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that Russia's food embargo will remain in force as a response to the West's sanctions, but the country must be prepared for the eventual resumption of a normalized market for agricultural products, TASS reported.
"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," Medvedev stated.
"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.
On Thursday, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite stated that the EU has already agreed to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months.