The Bear Strikes Back: Russia Bans Polish Fruit and Vegetables in Apparent Retaliation for Sanctions

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Never count Putin out!

(Reuters) – Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to the rest of the European Union, its first apparent retaliation to new Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine a day earlier.

Moscow, which buys more than 2 billion euros worth of EU fruit and vegetables a year making it by far the biggest export market for the products, said the ban was for sanitary reasons.

Polish fruit growers said the ban was political, although Russia denied this. Moscow has frequently been accused in the past of using sanitary inspections to restrict trade from countries with which it has political disputes. The EU said it was studying the announcement, describing it as a surprise.

Read more at Reuters.

2 thoughts on “The Bear Strikes Back: Russia Bans Polish Fruit and Vegetables in Apparent Retaliation for Sanctions

  1. I’ll say this for the Russians, they ACT on their beliefs. We don’t; we sit there and let whoever walk all over us.

    We have the mentality of a 3rd World Nation, with the physical infrastructure to follow soon.

  2. Quote:Polish fruit growers said the ban was political & The EU said it was studying the announcement, describing it as a surprise??
    What a bunch of f**king morons! They impose bans on Russia & expect maybe Russia to drop its pants & bend over?
    Which planet they come from?? Planet Chutzpah??

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