Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Saturday, December 27, 2014 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: August 6, 2014 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Russia to block U.S. agricultural imports



MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States.
The full list of products to be banned or limited for up to one year is to be published Thursday. But the state news agency RIA Novosti quoted Alexei Alexeenko of Russia’s sanitary oversight agency as saying “from the USA, all products that are produced there and brought to Russia will be prohibited.”
Alexeenko also was quoted as saying he thinks all fruits and vegetables from European Union countries will also be banned.
The move follows the latest round of sanctions against Russia imposed by the EU last week, which for the first time targeted entire sectors of the Russian economy.
The U.S. and the EU have accused Russia, which annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in March, of fomenting tensions in eastern Ukraine by supplying arms and expertise to a pro-Moscow insurgency, and have imposed asset freezes and loan bans on a score of individuals and companies.
White House spokeswoman Laura Lucas Magnuson decried the move, saying “Retaliating against Western companies or countries will deepen Russia’s international isolation, causing further damage to its own economy.”





Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow Damage done at Moniteau
arrow All smiles with Santa
arrow Trooper finds art in crime evidence
arrow HEADLINES
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Computer user reports scam to police
arrow POLICE REPORTS
arrow MARRIAGE LICENSES
arrow COURTS