Western food ban in Russia leaves bad aftertaste
Among the cafes and restaurants of central Moscow, "Les Enfants du Paradis" stands out. It's popular with the city's music and art crowd, who come for the eclectic European food. Pizza,of course, but cutlets and prosciutto too. But all that variety is about to go away. That's because Russia placed a one-year ban on all meat, fish, dairy, fruits and vegetables, from the U.S. and much of Europe. Retaliation, for Western sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine. But owner Alexi Paperny thinks it's the Russian consumer who will ultimately pay.
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) "DETI RAIKA" RESTAURANT OWNER ALEXEI PAPERNY, SAYING: "My congratulations to everyone. Now we have to buy food products at higher prices, to sell them at higher prices. People don't have money to buy it. I don't know. We will try to do our best to survive. We've been through bad times before."
"DETI RAIKA" 餐厅老板ALEXEI PAPERNY：“我向每一个人表示祝贺。现在我们不得不以更高的价格购买食品，也已更高的价格出售。人们或许没有钱买。我不知道。我们会尽最大努力存活下来。我们以前也曾经遭遇过非常艰难的时期。”
The ban impacts well over $9 billion in imports. Producing countries could feel the pinch.Russia is by far the biggest consumer of E.U. fruits and vegetables. The second biggest buyer of U.S. poultry. And a major global consumer of fish. Still,as economic policy, the ban doesn't make sense to this restauranteur.
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) "DETI RAIKA" RESTAURANT OWNER ALEXEI PAPERNY, SAYING: "What's happening now is rather strange. It is Russian sanctions against Russia, something like this."
"DETI RAIKA"餐馆老板ALEXEI PAPERNY：“现在发生的一切更加奇怪。这就好像是俄罗斯人对俄罗斯实施的制裁措施。”
Russians have relished imported foods since the fall of the Soviet Union. But with inflationalready rising, and the Russian ruble falling, the ban could leave a sour after taste for these diners.
Japan commemorates 69 years since Nagasaki atomic bomb
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UN warns Moscow against humanitarian efforts
Members of the United Nations Security Council said Friday any attempt by Russia to deliver humanitarian aid to Ukraine would be considered an invasion. UN Ambassador to the US,Samantha Power.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) SAMANTHA POWER, UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR, SAYING: "...given that Ukraine has allowed international humanitarian groups to deliver aid within its territory, there is no logical reason why Russia should seek to deliver it.Therefore, any further unilateral intervention by Russia into Ukrainian territory, including one under theguise of providing humanitarian aid, would be completely unacceptable and deeply alarming.And it would be viewed as an invasion of Ukraine."
NATO says Russia might be preparing for an invasion with some 20,000 troops they've stationed along the Ukraine border.Moscow denies the allegations. Along with humanitarian aid, western countries have been supplying the Ukrainian armed forces with military equipment. A Canadian cargo plane loaded with helmets, protective vests and first aid kits
landed in Kiev on Friday. Government forces say they are gradually tightening the noose around the heavily armed pro-Russian separatists. The United Nations says more than 1,100 people including government forces, rebels and civilians have been killed in the conflict so far.