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Belarus Considers Ban on Ukrainian Beef and Dairy

Belarus could follow Russia's lead by banning imports of beef, milk and dairy products from Ukraine, the head of the country's food safety watchdog, Yury Pivovarchik, was quoted as saying Tuesday by ITAR-Tass.

Russia's food safety watchdog earlier this month suspended imports of most types of Ukrainian beef due to certification infringements, and on Monday banned imports of Ukrainian milk and dairy products, citing a lack of proper quality control as grounds for the decision.

Ukraine has supplied Belarus with 4,500 tons of dairy products since early 2014, according to data provided by the watchdog.

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Russia Bans Dairy Imports from Ukraine

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