Putin orders agricultural import bans in sanction retaliation

LONDON Wed Aug 6, 2014 12:29pm EDT

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a session of the State Council Presidium in Voronezh, August 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a session of the State Council Presidium in Voronezh, August 5, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning or limiting imports of agricultural products from countries which have imposed sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin's press service said on Wednesday.

Putin ordered his government to come up with a list of goods to be banned for imports into Russia and to last one year, the Kremlin said.

(Writing by Dmitry Zhdannikov, editing by Louise Heavens)