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Russian food import ban: First truckloads with fruits return to Greece

Russian food import ban: First truckloads with fruits return to Greece

Truckloads, initially carrying Greek fruits - peaches and nectarines - to Russia, are now driving back to Greece, after Russian food import ban that was announced on Thursday.

Loads of fruits that did not find their way into the Russian market are now returning to Greece, according to Greek SKAI TV network reports.

It is reminded that 3.000 Greek tracks were heading to Russia.

Talks are currently held between Greek ministries regarding the perishable products, other than peaches and nectarines, in order to redirect them for consumption in the internal market.

It is noted that Russian government signed on Thursday a resolution that bans beef, pork, poultry, fish, cheese, milk, vegetable and fruit imports from Australia, Canada, EU, US and Norway. Baby food, alcohol products as well as Greek olive oil are not included in the list.