At vine expo in Italy Russian delegation was forced to remove Crimean wines


In the Italian city of Verona at the wine exhibition Vinitaly the Russians were forced to remove wines from the annexed Crimea from their booth.

This was reported on Facebook by project manager for the promotion of Ukrainian exports UA2EU Alexei Lyubetsky.

Lubetsky discovered wines from the occupied territory at the Russian booth, and made a report to the financial police of Italy.

“I’ve drawn carabinieri, the police, the financial police and expo security,” he said.

Later he reported that the Russians removed Ukrainian wines from their booth.

“At the end of the day I visited the Russian booth, and Ukrainian wines were removed. This is a result of joint actions of the public and state bodies (the Ukrainian Embassy in Italy),” Lubetsky said.

According to the spokesman for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betza, the Ministry sent notes to the Italian side and appealed to the administration of the exhibition in order to prevent the display of goods from the occupied Crimea.

“According to the decision of the European Council 692/2014, the Italian organizers sent a demand to the Russian side not to display goods from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea during Vinitaly-2017,” Betza wrote on Twitter.