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Russia imposes restrictions on poultry imports from Ukraine

by 5m Editor
5 December 2005, at 12:00am

RUSSIA - Russia is imposing restrictions on poultry imports from Ukraine due to the bird flu threat, Russia&#39;s Ministry of Agriculture said Monday. &quot;Due to the threat of a bird flu pandemic in the Crimea...temporary restrictions were introduced December 5 on poultry imports from Ukraine, including live poultry, eggs, chicken meat and all other poultry products, foodstuffs and poultry processing equipment,&quot; the ministry said in a statement. Ukraine&#39;s Emergency Situations Ministry said last week that a highly pathogenic strain of the bird flu virus had been discovered in three regions in the Crimea, a peninsula in the Black Sea region of the country. <i>Source: RIA Novosti</i>

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