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Russia extends its embargo on Western foodstuffs

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Russia has stiffened its retaliatory sanctions against Europe in response to restrictions placed on the Russian economy over its attitude with Ukraine.

From Tuesday a temporary ban will be in place on imports of European animal fats, feed and meat by-products, extending a ban on other European, American and Canadian foodstuffs.

Russia’s veterinary service said the ban was due to the detection of hazardous substances.

Most other Western foodstuffs have already been banned in a sanctions package costing the West some seven billion euros.