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Russia threatens to ban Ukraine food imports

Russia may suspend all food imports from Ukraine because of Kiev's trade deal with the European Union, state news agency RIA Novosti reported Wednesday, citing a Russian import-export agency.

Combine harvesters drive across a wheat field during a summer harvest in Poltava region, Ukraine, on Friday, July 18, 2014.
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Combine harvesters drive across a wheat field during a summer harvest in Poltava region, Ukraine, on Friday, July 18, 2014.

Ukraine signed on June 27 an association agreement that provides for free trade between Kiev and the EU.

"There is a possibility of suspension of deliveries of all foodstuff from Ukraine to Russia,'' the agency cited a senior official at Rosselkhoznadzor as saying.

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—By Reuters

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