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Wednesday August 13, 2014 MYT 10:35:02 PM
Wednesday August 13, 2014 MYT 10:36:08 PM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's food safety watchdog said on Wednesday it is banning imports of certain types of alcohol from Ukraine, in a move that threatened to further escalate a crisis in relations between the two countries over a pro-Russian uprising in eastern Ukraine.
"While conducting government supervision over the circulation of foodstuffs, on investigating vodka, beer and beer-related drinks there were identified repeated violations of legal requirements in the area of consumer rights," the agency said in a statement.
Rospotrebnadzor, the watchdog whose role is to protect Russian consumers, said it will ban from Friday imports of Obolon beer, beer-related drinks produced by SUN InBev Ukraine and spirits made by the Ukrainian Distribution Company.
(Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel and Alexander Winning; Editing by Jason Bush)
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