Putin talks Moscow's food import ban with Kazakh, Belarussian leaders -Kremlin

MOSCOW Thu Aug 7, 2014 8:08am EDT

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MOSCOW Aug 7 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and leaders of Belarus and Kazahkstan, both members of the Moscow-led Customs Union, discussed imposing food import bans from the West as a response to sanctions over Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

The leaders of the three post-Soviet nations signed a treaty in May creating a vast trading bloc, including a free trade zone, which they hope will challenge the economic might of the United States, the European Union and China.

(Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk and Polina Devitt)

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