Russia imposes restrictions on poultry imports from Ukraine

RUSSIA - Russia is imposing restrictions on poultry imports from Ukraine due to the bird flu threat, Russia's Ministry of Agriculture said Monday.

"Due to the threat of a bird flu pandemic in the Crimea...temporary restrictions were introduced December 5 on poultry imports from Ukraine, including live poultry, eggs, chicken meat and all other poultry products, foodstuffs and poultry processing equipment," the ministry said in a statement.

Ukraine's Emergency Situations Ministry said last week that a highly pathogenic strain of the bird flu virus had been discovered in three regions in the Crimea, a peninsula in the Black Sea region of the country.

Source: RIA Novosti
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