MOSCOW, Sept 13 Russia has expanded its ban on
Western and Ukrainian food imports, adding salt to the list,
according to a government decree published on Tuesday.
The ban will become effective on Nov. 1 and apply to both
white and industrial salt, the government said.
Russia imposed an embargo on imports of many foodstuff
including meat, fish, fruit and vegetables from the European
Union and other countries which joined EU sanctions against
Russia over the Ukraine crisis in August 2014.
Russian officials previously said they did not plan to add
any more products to the list.
(Reporting by Olga Popova; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing
by Greg Mahlich)