These staples of life here greatly affect the economy as well. And we’re now seeing a continuation of the Chocolate War that began earlier this year when Russia banned imports from Ukraine, and, in particular, products made by the Roshen company.
As this article states, Russia is strong-arming those former Russian territories that are caught between signing a trade agreement with western Europe or Russia.
A Roshen candy/cake outlet is just down the street from our flat. Looks like I need to do some serious shopping.