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Russia Retaliates, Ban Foodstuff From Western Nations


Russia is imposing a “full embargo” on food imports from the EU, US and some other Western countries, in response to sanctions over Ukraine.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said it would include fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports.

Australia, Canada and Norway are also affected.

Elsewhere, Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Ukraine’s freedom and future were “under attack,” promising support against Russian “aggression”.

The latest developments come during heightened tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine, where heavy shelling was reported in the eastern rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday.

Russia, Yuri Alexandrov said: “I’d being living in the UK with my family for quite a while, but we decided to go back to Russia some time ago. These sanctions mean not much at all. Most day-to-day food can be sourced locally and most of the time we buy locally produced meat and vegetables anyway.

“I would probably miss milk products from Finland but it’s not the end of the world. We used to have quality milk from local factories.

“I really hope those sanctions show to Europe that Russia and Western Europe have much more in common rather than our overseas friend, the US.”


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