Russia: Yes, we have an agreement, but all U.S. adoptions are banned

What did Russia change with its announcement on Thursday that the adoption agreement between Russia and USA will continue in effect until January 1, 2014?
Based on reports from Moscow, it appears that the Russian government is stating that the adoption agreement will remain in effect until January 1, 2014... however, all adoptions which had not been completed before January 1 of this year will be banned.
As reported by the Associated Press:
"Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on independent Dozhd (Rain) TV that the adoptions agreement will remain in force until Jan. 1, 2014 due to its provision that it should be valid for a year after one of the parties terminates it, which Russia did on Jan. 1. But he added that all new adoptions and also those which hadn't been completed before the new law took effect will be banned."
So, it seems that the Russian government is saying that "yes, we know we have this adoption agreement with the U.S."... but all adoptions not completed are banned anyway.
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