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Russia bans Western food over Ukraine sanctions
Russia on Thursday banned most food imports from the West in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine – a sweeping 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 at the West. It also demonstrated that the Kremlin is prepared to inflict damage on Russia while pursuing its course in Ukraine.