EU Council asks third countries not to replace European food on Russian market

August 16, 2014 10:53 PM

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EU Council asks third countries not to replace European food on Russian market

BRUSSELS, August 15 /ITAR-TASS/. The European Union regrets that Russia imposed a food embargo on Western food products and is asking third countries not to replace European food on the Russian market, the EU Council said Friday in a final communique following an extraordinary foreign ministerial meeting on Ukraine.

The statement said the move is designed to ensure unity of the international community and compliance with international law. The EU, it said, hopes third countries and countries applicants for EU membership will abstain from measures aimed at using new trade opportunities due to the current situati...

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