A Somerset cheese maker says his company has been hit hard by a Russian ban on importing dairy products from Europe. Richard Clothier spent five years trying to break into the lucrative Russian market, only to be told that his products would be banned amid a political crisis.
All dairy and other food items from Europe and the US has been banned from entering Russia. A response to restrictions placed on the country over its role in the crisis in Ukraine.
Wyke Farms had just sent 5 tonnes of cheese to the country. The lorry load is now missing having been impounded by customs.
While the import ban is a small part of an increasingly complex conflict. It's a big set back for this Somerset firm