Moldova Denounces New Russian Ban On Fruit Imports
Pro-European authorities in Moldova have dismissed as groundless a ban imposed by Russia on imports of its fruit and vegetables,
This is the latest display of deteriorating relations between Moscow and the ex-Soviet state.
Moldova’s food safety agency ANSA said the restrictions, to take effect on Monday, had nothing to do with the quality of its goods. No other importing countries had filed complaints.
Report says Russia has periodically over the past two decades barred farm goods from the country lying between Ukraine and Romania, measures generally coinciding with a downturn in relations.
Exchanges between the two sides have become increasingly acerbic.