Russia announced Thursday an export ban on more than 200 types of foreign-made products and equipment until the end of the year, part of Moscow’s response to sanctions imposed over the Ukraine conflict. The measure concerns goods and equipment that were previously imported into Russia from abroad. “The list includes technological, communication and medical equipment, vehicles, agricultural machinery and electrical equipment – more than 200 types of goods in total,” said an order signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. “This measure is necessary to provide stability on the Russian market,” the order said. The measure will affect all foreign countries, but exceptions can be made for members of the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union and Georgia’s breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Separately, the government also banned the export of “some types of timber” to countries that “committed unfriendly actions” towards Russia. Companies such as carmaker Stellantis, which produces and sells the Peugeot, Citroёn, Opel, Jeep and Fiat brands in Russia, was looking to start exporting locally made light commercial vehicles to Western Europe before Russia invaded Ukraine. Interfax news agency also cited a source familiar with legislation being prepared as saying Russia may temporarily ban grain exports to a group of ex-Soviet countries forming part of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) from March 15 to August 31, as well as sugar exports outside the EEU area. The EEU is made up of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia itself. Russia says China has refused to supply airlines with parts after sanctions President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine that began on February 24 has triggered unprecedented Western sanctions and sparked an exodus of international corporations from Russia. Sanctions against Russia include the United States, Britain, European Union allies and Canada agreeing to cut off Russia’s largest banks from the global interbank messaging system Swift. The US, EU, Britain and Japan have also imposed hi-tech export restrictions, banned major Russian banks and state-owned enterprises such as Gazprom from raising funds in their markets.