In Russia

By John Helmer, published on his website Dances With Bears, Oct 13, 2016

Russia-New Zealand trade 2007-2015. Nearly all NZ imports are oil and gas products (chart by 'Dances With Bears', from Russia gov't stat service)

Russia-New Zealand trade 2007-2015. Nearly all NZ imports are oil and gas products (chart by ‘Dances With Bears’, from Russia gov’t stat service)

The Kremlin has dropped a fish and meat bomb on New Zealand. The casualties are reported to be women, children and the elderly forced to eat food formerly sold to Russia; together with fishermen and farmers whose annual income of US$100 million from exports to Russia has been lost since the start of the Ukraine war.

After New Zealand Prime Minister John Key attacked Russian policy in Syria on September 26 and issued a public insult to President Vladimir Putin, Moscow reacted with an announcement nine days later that New Zealand (NZ) exports of meat and fish may be banned from the Russian market. The NZ media have broadcast the prime minister’s attack on Putin; they are not revealing the Russian reaction. NZ government organs, including the NZ Ambassador to Moscow, Ian Hill, refuse to acknowledge the threatened food ban, or to discuss what is happening…

Read the full article, with photos and charts, at the original source weblink above.

 

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