Russian President Vladimir Putin bars Western food

Russia banned most food imports from the West
Moscow: Russia on Thursday banned most food imports from the West in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine a move that will cost Western farmers billions of dollars but could also lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.
The decision shows that President Vladimir Putin has no intention of bowing to Western pressure over Ukraine and will instead try to strike back.The US and the EU have accused Russia of fomenting tensions in eastern Ukraine by supplying arms to a pro Moscow insurgency.
They have imposed asset freezes and loan bans on a score of individuals and companies. Moscow has rejected the accusations and, in turn, accused the West of blocking attempts at a political settlement by giving a green light to Kiev to crush the mutiny through indiscriminate use of force.
( Source : agencies )
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