The minister, Nikolai Fyodorov, said Russia might use sales
in some of its regions from state intervention stocks of grain –
“pinpoint interventions” – to contain domestic food price
increases due to expecatations of a weaker Russian harvest.
“All instruments are on the table, except for an embargo,
(which) could do more harm than good,” Fyodorov told Reuters
after Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev held talks with farm
officials in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don.
“Pinpoint interventions are being considered where the
situation is unacceptable for Russia,” Fyodorov said.