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Russia bans food imports in retaliation to sanctions

Russia has banned the importation of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and diary imports from the United States, Australia, Canada, the European Union and Norway, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said.

The measures are part of a raft of counter-measures to be imposed after the targeted nations imposed sanctions on Russia over its role in the crisis in Ukraine.

The import ban begins today and will last for one year, he added.

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Farmers fear prices will fall on Russian ban

Russia imported food and produce worth almost £10bn to Russia last year, although the total for Britain is much smaller.

However, UK farmers fear that prices will fall following Russia's decision to ban imports of EU fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products for 12 months because of a likely glut from European farms.

ITV News correspondent Emily Morgan reports.

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