US: Russia impeding own people's access to food

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 8, 2014 3:17 p.m.

    The cold war ended twenty years ago. They're no threat.--BO 2002

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Aug. 8, 2014 12:54 p.m.

    Hey Chris B -

    "And barack for years dismissed that Russia/Putin were any kind of threat . . ."

    No, he didn't.

    Quit making stuff up.

  • Abdulameer Chicago, IL
    Aug. 8, 2014 11:24 a.m.

    Russians will manage to get plenty food without American products.

    In general, the American press has been one-sided anti-Russian, but the situation is not one-sided at all. Ukrainian military forces have been bombing and shelling civilian residential apartment buildings indiscriminately, which is a war crime under international law. As a result, well more than a hundred thousand civilians have been forced to flee their homes. They have fled to Russia which has offered them assistance including getting resettled with jobs in Russia. This has not been reported in the American media.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2014 10:10 a.m.

    And barack for years dismissed that Russia/Putin were any kind of threat to society. Wrong again barack!

  • Steve in Ohio Galloway, OH
    Aug. 8, 2014 10:10 a.m.

    Not eating western food might actually be good for the health of the Russian people! What the headline should read is "Russia impeding its own people's access to *American* food". A weak response from the US, as is usual under this administration, and will only be laughed at by our enemies.

  • Piper Scio, OR
    Aug. 8, 2014 8:02 a.m.

    Vladimir Putin is his own worst enemy. With his support of the Ukrainian rebels he's opening the door for the Ukraine to join NATO. While before the war there was quite a bit of debate among them of whether or not they should join NATO, Putin's actions have now solidified their future decision to join. I don't think that's a bad thing for the US.

    The question is whether or not Ukraine is going to win back the eastern 1/5th of their country, but by their army's recent progress it looks like they will. Thereafter I suspect that the trend of the ethnic Russians self deporting from the Ukraine will increase. When the Iron Curtain fell the Poles kicked the ethnic Russians out of Poland and they don't have any problems now. Right or wrong, I'm sure the Ukrainians understand this and plan on doing the same.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Aug. 7, 2014 3:22 p.m.

    "Russia impeding own people's access to food"

    What do Russians need food for? Putin's rhetoric will sustain them.

    They LOVE Putin, and they can survive very well by licking up Putin's spiel.

    . . . Or maybe they can't.

    I guess we'll see.