Russia and Poland reached an agreement to exchange permits for freight transport. The outcome resulted in both countries receiving approvals for 170 thousand carriers each, Russian Deputy Minister of Transport Nikolai Asaul discussed the topic during a press conference.
More than 19 tonnes of cabbage were sent to Poland from Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast according to a press release of the regional Rospotrebnadzor office, where specialists were working on the necessary phytosanitary documentation to conduct the shipments.
Polish apple growers have been unable to find an effective replacement for the Russian market following the country's embargo against European food products, Former Polish minister of agriculture and the current president of the Roja fruit company, Roman Jagielinski, said in an interview with the Polish news site PortalSpozywczy.com, as reported by Sputnik.ru.
Polish vegetable enterprise Lingaine plans to build a large-scale greenhouse complex in the Bryansk Oblast of the Karachevsky region on a parcel of 100 hectares.
Miroslav Maliszewsky, head of the Polish organization, reported that problems resulting from Russia's bans were overcome as the country was able to find markets for its apples.
The head of Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Sergei Dankvert said that negotiations between Russia and the European Union (EU) on the resumption of supplies, in the event the embargo is lifted in the future, have been suspended. Dankvert said that there have been several attempts to positively resolve the problematic situation with EU member countries.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin announced during the thirteenth question and answer marathon “Priyamoy Liniy”, or “Straight Line”, in which he addressed the country's citizens and responded to their questions, that he is confident in the country's domestic agricultural economy to be able to replace supplies of imported products in the future.