On June 10, employees of the Crimean official veterinary (Gosvetsluzhba) reported the seizure and destruction of Turkish sweet peppers batch under "the sanctions" at Privoz market in Simferopol.
“Activities for the implementation of the Russian President’s Decree are underway,” says the Presidential press-service’s statement.
The employees of the Gosvetsluzhba reminded that agricultural products, raw materials and food products from countries that "have decided to impose economic sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities" are illegal.
On January 1 2016, Anna Popova, Head of Rospotrebnadzor (Russian sanitary service), stated that all products from Turkey "illegally delivered to the Russian territory" will be destroyed.
The results of sociological surveys by TSIMES center showed that the vast majority (87%) of people in Russia do not support the government's decision on the destruction of the products.
Earlier, Rosselkhoznadzor (Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia) found and destroyed more than 15 tons of fruits imported from Spain and Poland into the occupied Crimea.
Since the introduction of counter-sanctions on August 6, 2015, a total of 5,481 tons of products have been destroyed in Russia.