Russia destroyed 787 tons of sanctioned food for the last three month. "Most of that amount - 698.75 tons - is crop production, 88.25 tons are animal products," as said in the report of Rosselkhoznadzor (Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance). The country has announced food embargo from August 7, 2014, including products from the U.S., EU, Australia, Norway and Canada. On August 3, 2015 the list of anti-Russian sanctions list was "widen" by including Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein and UkraineUkraine (on special conditions).
This time Russia expresses its fears concerning the products from Belarus. Why Belarus? Rosselkhoznadzor states that Belarus is exporting some goods, which are not specific to this country. "Russia regularly receives Belarusian berries (strawberries, raspberries and blackberries), morphological and seasonal features of which indicates on the status of some third country of origin; mushrooms, accompanied by fake phytosanitary certificates from Morocco and Turkey, and radish from South Africa - countries that previously were supplying these products to Russia," according to the statement.