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Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | MYT 4:36 PM

Russia bans beef, cattle imports from Romania - watchdog

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has suspended imports of beef and cattle from Romania, a regulator said on Wednesday, Moscow's latest trade ban following new Western sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Russian veterinary and phytosanitary service Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement the ban was temporary and caused by an outbreak of the spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, in Romania.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova, editing by Jason Bush)


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