As a response to the European Union's sanctions against Russia, Putin has extended an ban on Western food imports. The Washington Post reports, "The EU has followed Washington in slapping Russia with sanctions after its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and support for insurgents in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions have cut Russia’s access to global financial markets and blocked the transfer of key technologies. Russia has retaliated by banning most Western food imports, badly hurting many EU nations". That's okay Russia, more for us.