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Ukrainian meat, fish, dairy products embargoed in Russia

Ukrainian meat, fish, dairy products embargoed in RussiaUkrainian meat and meat products, fish, dairy products, vegetables, fruits, nuts, as well as products made from flour have been embargoed by Russia.

This was announced by Agrarian Policy and Food Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Pavlenko, the Ministry’s press office reports.

"These groups of products make up 46% (or $116 million) of our agricultural exports to the Russian Federation. In general, the share of the agricultural products embargoed by Russia amounts to only 1% of the general exports of agricultural products, which totaled $11.6 billion for the ten months. The other groups of the goods, exported from Ukraine to the Russian Federation, fall under the duties agreed at the WTO," the Minister said.

According to Pavlenko, the present-day volume of agricultural exports to the Russian Federation makes up not more than 2%. "Of course, this loss is undesirable for us, but it hardly can be described as a disaster," he said.

Source: Ukrinform
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