Russia banned to import cattle and living pigs from Ukraine, expanding the existing food embargo by a new list of goods. This is stated in a resolution of the Russian government.
The product embargo was also extended for the United States and a number of European countries.
The document states that the import of live pigs, fresh, chilled or frozen products of cattle, pork fat, cattle fat, sheep or goats, as well as lard-stearin, lard-oyl, oleostearin, oleo-oil and animal oil from Ukraine will be forbidden.
Restrictions will be valid until December 31, 2018.
Except Ukraine, the food embargo has also been extended for the United States, the countries of the European Union, Canada, Australia, Norway, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
The ban on the import of products from the United States, the European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway was introduced by Russia in August 2014 in response to sanctions that countries imposed because of Russian aggression in Ukraine. Then, import of meat and dairy products, fish of vegetables, fruits and nuts to Russia was banned.
As it was reported earlier Poland reaffirmed its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and standing against importing production from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, if it is against the Ukrainian law, as the statement of the Embassy of Poland reads.