Belarus delivered to Russia five times more apples than time to grow, said Deputy Prosecutor General Vladimir Malinovsky. According to him, often under the guise of Belarusian goods on the territory of Russia gets sanctions products.
Russian law enforcement agencies concerned about the large discrepancy between the volumes imported from neighboring countries of agricultural products and officially grown.
Deputy Prosecutor General Vladimir Malinovsky noted that under the action of bradenburg products often come with fake and phytosanitary accompanying documents, including under the guise of Belarusian goods, RIA Novosti reported.
“For example, in 2015, Russia imported 573 thousand tons of Belarusian apples and mushrooms, which is five times higher than in Belarus collected the harvest,” said Malinowski was on the Board of the Prosecutor General.
We will remind that last week the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has accused Russia of economic pressure. One of the grievance policy was “blocking” the supplies of some Belarusian food products to Russia. Although Moscow recognizes these products are of poor quality, the European Union easy to buy said the old man.
According to Lukashenko, his role here was played by the Russian “oligarchs from agriculture”, for which Belarusian products are competitive, and hence, “beats” them in the pockets. “They put pressure on the government (a connection there, you know as well as I, what), and the government gives the command “FAS” all sorts of officials from the Rosselkhoznadzor and so on… Already tired, already over the edge. Further so can’t proceed”, — the politician said.
Russia has restricted food imports from countries that have imposed sanctions against it over the situation in Ukraine. A ban were meat, sausage, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruits, dairy products. The food embargo will be valid at least until 31 December 2017.