Russia may ban import of vegetables and fruits from Belarus


Rosselkhoznadzor (Russia’s Agriculture controlling service – RRT) is ready to ban the import of fruits and vegetables from Belarus with Kenian, Indian, and Liberian documents. It was reported by TASS referencing to the head of the Service Sergei Dankvert. According to him, these certificates are probably fake, and the products are originated from the countries that currently are under Russian food embargo.

“Today, Bryansk and Smolensk departments of Rosselkhoznadzor send documents to Belarus to notify that on Monday, February 29, the import of goods from Kenya, India and Liberia might be suspended. If we don’t get a confirmation of the certificates, we will suspend imports,” – said Dankvert.

He also noted that if there is no confirmation of authenticity of the certificates, the agency will start destroying the food products.

Earlier it was reported that the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin as “Dear Dmitry Anatolyevich” (whith is the name of Dmitry Medvedev – RRT).

Source: Gazeta.Ru