Russia and the Customs Union could temporarily limit increased-risk food imports from Ukraine, given fears of loose safety control, said Sergei Dankvert, head of the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary oversight service Rosselkhoznadzor, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"My Belarusian colleague and I are extremely concerned about the situation in Ukraine. We do not rule out that curbs could be introduced on the imports of products of high veterinary and phytosanitary risks from Ukraine," - Dankvert said.
Restrictions could also be imposed on transit shipments, he said.
Russia believes that conditions in which Ukrainian experts are working arouse queries and doubts that their work is being done properly, especially amid reports of African swine fever infections, he said.
The decision to limit increased-risk food imports from Ukraine comes few days after Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych was ousted and new head of Parliament elected.