Russia suspended import of Ukrainian juice

31 July 2014 15:49
(QHA) -

Russia's consumer protection watchdog has suspended import of Ukrainian juice, citing a lack of proper state registration. 

Rospotrebnadzor's announcement on July 31 follows the latest round of Western sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.

Russia has already banned imports of dairy products, canned vegetables, fruits, and fish from Ukraine.  

Russia's Economy Ministry on July 30 drafted a regulation to introduce import duties on Ukrainian goods.

Russia has also restricted imports of fruits and vegetables from Poland, and banned fruit imports from Moldova. 

The European Union and the United States imposed sanctions targeting broad sectors of Russia's economy this week over its alleged support for separatists fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine.

The EU on July 30 also named more officials, including close business associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and companies put under sanctions.