Russia bans imports of fruit and vegetables from Ukraine
At the very end of 2018, the Russian Federation has introduced a ban on import of wheat, sunflower oil, sweets, vegetables, fruits and other goods from Ukraine. The list of more than fifty products is in the Cabinet Decree posted on the official government website.
The ban is also set on chocolate, ethyl alcohol, fruit juices, caviar, fish and canned fish, bread and bakery, equipment for processing of agricultural products, engines and power generators, tractors, gearboxes and variable speed drives, transformers, cables and wires, chipboards and other goods.
“This is a tit-for-tat measure against sanction restrictions on the part of Ukraine,” Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
Russia can decide on canceling these special economic measures if Ukraine abandons restrictions introduced earlier against specific Russian goods, extended by the Ukrainian government on December 18. This embargo on Russian articles concerns over 30 products, including bread, bakery, chocolate sweets, meat, fish, coffee, black tea and infant food.