Russia suggests extended grain export ban

Oct. 1, 2010 at 12:37 PM

MOSCOW, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov said Friday it would be next July before the country could consider lifting its grain export embargo.

Russia has banned grain exports as a reaction to an extended drought. The ban was originally to run until the end of the year.

RIA Novosti Friday quoted Zubkov as saying, "We shouldn't raise this issue before next season or July 1, 2011. What is the use of talking about exports, when we have to secure our own reserves, overcome winter and get ready for a new harvest?"

RIA Novosti did not mention where or to whom Zubkov made his remarks.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Ted Cruz campaign pulls ad featuring softcore porn actress
Report: Clinton Foundation subpoenaed by State Dept. watchdog over charity projects
Ruby Rose, Gigi Hadid react to Kanye West's lyric about Taylor Swift
Kristen Wiig impersonates Peyton Manning on 'The Tonight Show'
NYC police officer found guilty of manslaughter in Brooklyn stairway shooting