Moscow may ban Czech beer and imports due to embassy expulsions

Moscow is considering imposing economic sanctions against the Czech Republic in response to the expulsion of a large number of its diplomats from Prague, the Russian paper Kommersant writes, referring to two government sources.

Limitations on Czech exports to Russia, for example, could include Czech beer, a sector that has already been hard hit by a drop in sales due to the pandemic.

Moscow “will perhaps have to” resort to economic sanctions because “Prague’s unprecedented aggressive behavior cannot remain unanswered,” one of the sources told the paper, adding that Russia could not react “in a purely mirror fashion.”

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