The State Veterinary and Phytosnitary Control Service hopes that Russia will withdraw the ban on export of Ukrainian pork
The meeting of the head of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Service of Ukraine Vladimir Gorzheev with the head of Agricultural Control Service of Russia Sergey Dankvert and the chief veterinary inspector of Russia Yevgeniy Nepoklonov took place in Moscow. The topic of the meeting was the suspension of purchaseof Ukrainian pork because of the African swine fever, detected on January 5 in Lugansk region.
According to the press-service of the State Veterinary and Phytosnitary Control Service, the Ukrainian side reported about the measures taken to eliminate and to prevent the further spread of African swine fever in Lugansk region.
"In the nearest future the Russian side will provide the questionnaire on this issue," the message of the press-service says. "The State Veterinary and Phytosnitary Control Service hopes that after the Ukrainian side fills the questionnaire the Agricultural Control Service of Russia will reconsider the ban on the export of pigs, raw materials and products made of pork to the Russian Federation from the territory of Ukraine, except the threatening zones in Lugansk, Donetsk and Kharkov regions."