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Russia has banned the supply of apples from 31 Belarusian enterprises

Rosselkhoznadzor made the decision on February 14 again to ban the export of apples with more than 30 Belarusian enterprises. Such steps the office has gone due to the fact that Russia continues to act the fruit products from countries subject to a food embargo, according to TVP Info. The channel stressed that in a sense, apples have become for Russians a symbol of “leaks borders.”


photo: Julia Dyakova

As informs the Polish TV channel TVP Info, Russia from February 14 to stop the import of apples from 31 enterprises in Belarus. On such measures, the Rosselkhoznadzor was forced to go due to the fact that Russia continues to receive fruit from the EU, in respect of which it was imposed retaliatory sanctions in the form of a food embargo, in particular, the country is constantly imported Polish apples, which, according to the channel, become for many Russians, a symbol of the “leakage of state borders”. It is emphasized that earlier the Kremlin had already taken similar measures against the enterprises located on the territory of Belarus and Kazakhstan that Russia was the flow of the sanctions.

The channel is recalled that the embargo on food products was announced in 2014 in response to Western sanctions that followed the annexation of Crimea. This prohibition does not prevent for the past 3 years to bring to Russia the fruits of European countries, including Poland.

Outlined by the Polish side, the scheme of import of the sanctions in Russia looks as follows. Apples from Poland buying intermediaries from Russia, China, Turkey and other countries on the importation of fruit of which at the moment of the ban there, and in Belarus and Kazakhstan imported on the Russian market.

It is reported that in recent weeks, the Russian phytosanitary service has tested more than 80 Belarusian companies, 31 of them are unable to prove the origin of fruits and 22 exported apples, although it had no inventory in warehouses.

It is worth noting that such supplies are regularly destroyed Russian customs, more than 20 tons of Polish apples was destroyed on 5 February, in the Orenburg region. The same number of apples eliminated at the landfill on January 26 in Tver region.

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