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Kyiv And Moscow Agree To End Food Products Impasse

Ukraine's agriculture minister will travel to Moscow to sign the agreement ending the dispute (RFE/RL) 9 February 2006 -- Kyiv and Moscow have agreed to resolve a weeks-long trade row over meat and dairy products.

A spokesman for the Ukrainian Agriculture Ministry, Oleksandr Horobets, said today the two countries have agreed to sign the appropriate documents tomorrow.

He did not provide details of the agreement and said that Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Oleksandr Baranivskyy will travel to Moscow for the signing.

The food row between Russia and Ukraine flared on 18 January, when Moscow slapped a ban on meat and dairy products from Ukraine, saying that they were of poor quality and endangered consumers' health.


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