Russia's War on Western Food: Russia outlaws Ukrainian salt

16:50 Nov. 1, 2016

Russia outlaws Ukrainian salt

One and a half kilo packets of salt marked for the Russian and Ukrainian markets (Getty Images)

Moscow continues its war on western food

Russian government has banned import of Ukrainian salt to its territory. The same goes for the salt produced in the United States, European Union, Canada, Australia, Norway, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

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

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.

In July, Russia extended its embargo on Western products until 31 December 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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