There seems to be some confusion between the French dish poutine and Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, many countries and businesses have put a ban on selling Russian-made products.

For example, many liquor stores in the US have discontinued selling Russian-made Vodka.

The sale of poutine continue, and many people believe this has a direct tie to Putin.

Poutine is a dish of french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy.

It was created in Quebec in the 1950s, and became a popular restaurant item in the 1990s.

A restaurant in France is now speaking out against backlash they received for selling the cheesy, fried dish.

La Maison de la Poutine, or The House of Poutine, released a statement on Twitter on Friday, March 4.

In a translation via Insider, the statement reads, “It, therefore, seems necessary for us to recall that La Maison de la Poutine is unrelated to the Russian regime and its leader.”