Russia outlaws Ukrainian salt

18:13, 01 November 2016
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The Russian government has banned imports of Ukrainian salt to its territory, according to Ukraine Today.

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The same goes for the salt produced in the United States, European Union, Canada, Australia, Norway, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein, Ukraine Today reports.

Before Russia had started its crackdown on western food products, Ukraine was one of its main suppliers of salt.

Russian producers have already promised to increase salt production and completely substitute its imports.

In July this year one of the biggest salt producers in Russia – "East-Siberian Commercial-Industrial Company" -- came under control of businessman Artem Chaika, the son of Russia's Prosecutor General.

Read alsoRussia refuses to include EU as 3rd party in transit dispute with Ukraine in WTOIn July, Russia extended its embargo on Western products until December 31 2017.

Moscow banned many Western food imports in 2014 in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the United States, the European Union following Russia's annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine.

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