London, 16 Aug - RIA Novosti/Prime. Russia will not remain without Ukrainian fat, because Ukraine does not supply, and imports of pork, said in an interview to "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", the Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev.
The government of the Russian Federation on Thursday announced the distribution of the food embargo in response to the punishment of the West, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein And Ukraine (last deferred). In the press release of the Cabinet of Ministers stated that when deciding on the extension of its response to individual countries were taken into account " the degree of their involvement in the sanctions regime against Russia ".
"The fact that Ukraine does not supply the fat in the Russian Federation and imported frozen pork. And the share of state in total volume of pork exports to our market is only about 4%, " - said Tkachev.
He added that " these volumes are confident have the ability to substitute domestic producers or to other countries, for example Brazil, China or Chile ".
He said, " that the Russian Federation is actively expanding domestic production of meat. For the first half of this year, pork production in all categories of farms increased by 3, 5% ".