As a part of the next sanctions against Ukraine, Russia has significantly extended the list of goods that are prohibited from being imported into its territory. Among other things, the decree of the Russian government dated June 28, 2021 included ice cream, sugar, popcorn and other food products.
A complete list of products from Ukraine that Russia has banned for import under the sanctions:
- palm oil and its fractions in containers with a net weight of 20 tons;
- ready-made and canned meat products;
- meat by-products;
- ready-made and canned crustaceans;
- full fat cocoa paste;
- ice cream;
- muesli-type products based on unroasted cereals;
- tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces:
- products for making sauces;
- products that are used for livestock feed;
- some types of timber and packaging.
Context. Russia imposed sanctions against Ukraine on January 1, 2016. They include customs duties and a food embargo—the import of beef, pork, vegetables and fruits, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and most types of dairy products was banned from Ukraine. In November 2020, Russia extended these sanctions until December 31, 2021.
On May 28, 2021, Belarus also imposed restrictions on the import of Ukrainian goods. In this way Minsk responded to the suspension of airline service with Belarus by Ukraine due to the forced landing of the Ryanair airliner and the arrest of opposition leader Roman Protasevich.