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Russia bans transit of cattle, poultry from Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decision was made to decrease risks of the spread of African swine fever virus, high-path avian influenza, bovine spongiform encephalopathy
13:12, 4 September 2020

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On September 4, the ban starts to act in Russia for the transit of cattle, poultry and some kinds of animal production from Ukraine as Interfax reported.

“New restrictions will concern the transit of cattle and small cattle, pigs, poultry and animal production,” the message said.

This decision aims to decrease risks of the spread of African swine fever virus, high-path avian influenza and bovine spongiform encephalopathy during the transportation of animals and animal production through the territory of Russia.

Related: Transit of Russian gas through Ukraine through TurkStream decreases by half

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision of Russia stated that it asked Ukraine to assume measures on counteraction mentioned diseases many times but did not receive a response. Meanwhile, the violations were observed during the transit of animals.

According to Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision, in the first six months of 2020, 28,000 tons of animal production passed the territory of Russia from Ukraine by transit.

Related: Russia blocks transit of medical supplies to Ukraine for fight against Covid-19

As we reported, the Energy Ministry of Ukraine prepared a bill #3657, which provides for a ban on the import of electricity from Russia and Belarus, the document was approved by the government. Acting Minister of Energy Olga Buslavets stated that she opposed the admission of electricity from Russia and Belarus in Ukraine, which has enough from its own generation. According to her, the import ban should act until the end of 2021.



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