BRIEF-Russia in talks with Belarus, Kazakhstan on its new food import ban

MOSCOW Thu Aug 7, 2014 6:46am EDT

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MOSCOW Aug 7 (Reuters) - Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov told a conference in Moscow on Thursday:

- says Russia discusses its new food import bans with Kazakhstan and Belarus;

- sees risks of short-term inflationary spike in Russia, no medium or long-term danger from the food ban;

- says Russia to find means to block banned food being re-exported into Russia from Belarus and Kazakhstan;

- says list of banned foods may be narrowed, unlikely to be expanded;

- says Russia to compensate banned food imports by higher supplies of Brazil's meat, New Zealand's cheese. (Reporting by Polina Devitt and Katya Golubkova)

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