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 New retaliatory sanctions discussed in Russia - European flowers and chocolate may be banned

The extension of the food embargo to flowers and chocolate could favor Russian producers, Rosselkhoznadzor Deputy Head Alexey Alekseyenko said.

He said to Gazeta.ru, Censor.NET reports.

According to Alekseyenko, the proposals to restrict supplies of flowers from the European Union are currently voiced.

Read more: EU extends economic sanctions against Russia until the end of 2016

"Many other countries are willing to supply flowers to us while our own industry will begin to gradually recover in case of the embargo. Also, the calls have long been voiced to make the supplies directly from Latin America but not through the Netherlands," the official said.

Besides, he said that the domestic manufacturers propose to prohibit the import of the European chocolate as well. "There is premium quality chocolate from the EU, including from Belgium, France, and Germany on the shelves of the Russian stores. And this is the share of market our producers want to capture. We are able to produce sophisticated chocolate after all," Alekseyenko said.

Yet, the only body to decide upon the issue of extension of sanctions is the government, he stressed.

Read more: Sanctions reinforce Putin's narrative that Russia is the victim of a Western or Anglo-Saxon plot, Soros says

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n341101
 
 
 
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