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Russia Restricts Imports Of Fruit, Vegetables From Poland

Russia's food safety watchdog says it has imposed "restrictions" on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland beginning August 1.

Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service on July 30 cited "multiple violations of certification, and the identification of quarantine products."

The agency had said on July 28 that it was considering restricting fruit imports from the European Union, mainly from Eastern Europe.

Russia on July 29 banned imports of dairy products, canned vegetables, fruits, and fish from Ukraine. Earlier this month, it also banned fruit imports from Moldova.

The move comes amid rising tensions between Moscow and the West amid the crisis in Ukraine.

The EU and Washington have said they will impose broader economic sanctions against Russian individuals and companies.

Based on reporting by Interfax, Reuters, and