Thanks to the downing of a Russian Su-24 fighter, Russia is declaring war...on Turkish food imports. Because this is a tactic that has worked so well for them lately.
That headline is not an exaggeration. With Russia's economy thoroughly in the toilet due to a devil's cocktail of falling oil prices, disastrous trade policies, and ill-advised costly international events (both the Olympics and the World Cup), Russia is now in a place where black market cheese dealership is a thing.
Did you know the world's finest parmesan cheese actually comes from Belarus? It must be true! There's a hastily slapped-on "Made in Belarus" sticker! Well, it's not "true" true, in the sense that it's a complete fucking lie. But it's true enough for Russian officials, apparently.
In surprising news to Dear Leader Poot-Poot/his Dmitri Medvedev skin suit and completely unsurprising news to anyone who isn't a crazy, megalomaniacal dictator, Russia's food import ban turns out to have been a really, really bad idea.
In response to Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, Russia has now taken its ball and gone home with regard to food imports, and by "taken its ball and gone home" I mean they've shot themselves right in the kneecaps while shouting "SO THERE."