US dismisses Russia's import ban as political, warns it will impede Russians' access to food

  • by: JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 7, 2014 - 2:00 PM

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration dismissed Moscow's ban on Western food imports as trivial to the U.S. but warned it would hurt Russia's own population, drawing a moral contrast in an escalating diplomatic dispute with the former Cold War adversary.

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