Australia disappointed by Russia food bans

Australia disappointed by Russia food bans

The Federal Government has expressed its disappointment at a move by Russia to retaliate over Australian sanctions, and ban food imports.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has placed a ban on most food imports from Australia, the US and European Union, after they placed sanctions on Russia, due to its actions in Ukraine.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Russia should have done more to disarm pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, who are also currently blocking access to the crash site of Malaysian Airline flight MH17.

She says it’s disappointing Russia has acted in a retaliatory manner, rather than responding to international concerns over the crisis.

The government has pledged to support Australian farmers affected by Russia’s actions.

Meanwhile, NATO has also criticised the Russian government for its actions, and has called on Russian troops to withdraw from the Ukrainian border.

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