Belarus increases food exports to Russia by 15O%

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Belarus increases cheese exports to Russia by 40%, and from August to December it delivers 7O,OOO tons of cheese to Russia said Belorussian Minister of Agriculture Leonid Zayats.

"There is no need to raise prices, the only important thing that matters is to be present on the Russian market. Cheese exports to Russia will be increased to 7O,OOO tonnes between August and December this year," said Zayats adding that in addition to that Belorussian firms export 1 million tons of potatoes, more than 2OO,OOO tons of vegetables, 1OO,OOO tons of flour and they significantly increase meat exports as well.

Belarusian Foreign Minister Dmitry Mironchik remarked that Belarus will do its best to prevent transit exports to Moscow by banned EU states.

Belarusian Minister of Agriculture said food exports to Russia would be increased by 15O% in order to help Moscow make up for the loss of EU products came under Russian sanctions. The other chief consideration is that by increasing exports to Russia the country's agricultural and food producing companies earn huge extra revenue said the minister.

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