The Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation: the share of Ukrainian vegetables, milk, sugar and oil in Crimea up to 40%

The Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation: the share of Ukrainian vegetables, milk, sugar and oil in Crimea up to 40%


KRASNODAR, December 21. /Corr. Sergey Ukolov/. The share of Ukrainian vegetables, milk, sugar and oil in Crimea for the first 11 months of the year, up to 40%. This was reported today by the Deputy Director of the Department of agriculture of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Volik at the meeting on food security of the Crimea in Krasnodar.

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“According to data for 11 months of this year in Crimea, there is still a dependence on Ukrainian imports for such products, as milk and dairy products, vegetables, vegetable oil and sugar. The Peninsula is imported about 40% of the total number of listed products,” said Volik.

He noted that the situation is changing for the better and in the first quarter of 2016, the share of imports of Ukrainian goods will be decreased, but how is not clarified.

The Minister of agriculture of the Republic of Crimea Vitaly Polishchuk reported interviewer, for the 9 months of the year to the Peninsula from Ukraine imported 56,3 thousand tons of milk, 112,3 thousand tons of vegetables, 4.6 thousand tons of vegetable oil and 98,8 thousand tons of sugar.

That the Ukrainian government took the decision to legalize commercial blockade of the Crimea, Yatsenyuk said on December 16, the decision shall enter into force after 30 days. Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov, as well as former Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea, the owner of the TV channel ATR Lenur islyamov began the so-called food blockade of the Peninsula 20 September.

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The import ban

On the official website of the Cabinet of Ministers published resolution of the government of the Russian Federation that prohibits Russia from January 1, 2016, the import of agricultural products, raw materials and food, country of origin is Ukraine.

“From January 1, 2016 ban on the import into Russia of agricultural products, raw materials and food, country of origin is Ukraine”, – stated in the explanatory note to the document. The government also noted that “the decision is aimed at extending the special economic retaliation against Ukraine”.

Earlier (in August 2014 and June 2015) resolution of the government provided that in relation to Ukraine ban on the import into Russia of agricultural products, raw materials and food, country of origin is the Ukraine, which applies “from the date of entry into force of item 1 of government resolution dated September 19, 2014 “On introduction of import customs duties in respect of goods, the country of origin is Ukraine”, but not later than 1 January 2016.