Russia Bans American And European Food Imports

Russian President Putin has no intention of bowing to Western (sanctions imposed on Russia) over the crisis in Ukraine. Russia will instead strike back at the West.

Russia announced that it had banned imports of meat, fish, and milk products and fruit and vegetables from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway.

Russia is considering banning Western commercial planes from flying over Russia on flights to and from Asia. A move that would significantly swell costs and increase flight times.

Russia said “it will move quickly to replace Western imports by importing more food from Latin America, Turkey and ex-Soviet nations to avoid empty shelves and price hikes.

Food and agricultural imports from the U.S. amounted to $1.3 billion last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and in 2013 the EU’s agricultural exports to Russia totaled $15.8 billion dollars.

Russia may also introduce restrictions regarding imports of planes, navy vessels and cars.

Will Russia’s actions push US, UK and Europe back into recession ?

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5 responses to “Russia Bans American And European Food Imports

  1. Interesting statistics. I read that the Polish government have responded to theRussian sanctions by encouraging people to drink apple & pear ciders instead of vodka as an act of patriotism. It has to be healthier too?!

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    • Re seasidegardengirl Thanks for visiting my tiny humble blog and for your comment(s)
      🙂 When I was in Europe (Germany and Greece) I consumed a great amount of Polish potato vodka.

      Happy gardening

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  2. Interesting. Sort of a chess match on a grand scale.

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    • Hi
      This this retaliation thing between Russia and the eastern block countries and US, UK and Europe can easily get out of control. It would not take much to push the major economies back into recession.
      Italy declared just this past week that it had fell back into a period recession.

      Between political posturing, recessions, floods and droughts, I fear food prices will continue to rise at unexpected and hard to budget for rates.

      Happy gardening

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  3. What a mess the world is in!

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