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News » 08.04.2016 - Russia to verify origin of Syrian agricultural exports

After suspicions of Turkish products entering the country under the guise of Syrian products, Sergei Dankvert, head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, has announced that Russian specialists will travel to Syria to verify their origin, as reported by the Russian media.

"Our people have been instructed to check that the products are being shipped from the port of Syria and with Syrian documents and ensure everything is reliable," said Dankvert.

Since 1 January, Russia has refused the import of certain types of products from Turkey as a response to the shooting down of a Russian Su-24 warplane, which allegedly violated the country's airspace.

The Kremlin cancelled all previous agreements with Turkey and agreed to import Syrian products as a replacement. It was recently reported that the first batches of fruit and vegetables from Syria had already arrived to Russia.


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