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Russia bans Polish fruit and vegetables amid sanctions war

2 August 2014 Last updated at 04:06 BST

The Russian authorities have introduced a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, depriving it of a major export market.

Russia's food hygiene authorities said the imports had unacceptable levels of pesticide residues and nitrates.

They earn Poland more than 1bn euros (£795m; $1.3bn) annually. Russia is Poland's biggest market for apples.

The move follows EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. Poland has condemned Russian actions there.

Alpa Patel reports.