Russia bans fruit, veg, meat, fish, dairy imports from U.S., EU - PM

MOSCOW Thu Aug 7, 2014 4:35am EDT

MOSCOW Aug 7 (Reuters) - Russia will ban fruit, vegetable, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the United States, th European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a government meeting on Thursday.

The ban is valid from Aug. 7 and will last for one year, he added. (Reporting by Polina Devitt, Katya Golubkova and Maria Kiselyova)