Pork with Ukraine has the opportunity to be prohibited to import to the Russian Federation within a few days, such events will be taken due to the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in the neighboring country, said in an interview to television channel "Russia 1" the assistant head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Alexey Alekseenko.
"I think, has the ability to be (banned) within a few days. Currently our specialists are working hard to assess the danger of Russia. The fact that the virus can live in the finished product for months, for this reason, the danger is very real ", – he said, reports the news Agency. The newspaper "Vedomosti" said today that the Rosselkhoznadzor may ban the import of pork from Ukraine due to swine fever. According to the National meat Association (NMA), in July it was revealed 12 cases of ASF in Ukraine. According to the newspaper, Russian pork producers also need to limit the supply to Ukraine of this product. On 20 July they wrote a letter to the Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev. The document was signed by leaders of the National Union of pig producers (NAC), IA, Miratorg, Rusagro, Cherkizovo, " agro-Belogorie ", "Agropromkomplektatsia" and "pork farm" (the authenticity of the copy of the letter that there is a " Sheets ", confirmed three of the signatories)." The internal political situation and the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine does not allow us to be confident in the ability of state authorities of Ukraine effectively fight the disease and to keep control of moving objects ", – the authors of the letter.