Illegal Turkish products entering Russian territory are to meet the same end as contraband from countries under Russia's embargo once did.
Yulia Melano, press secretary of Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), confirmed that this is the stance the federal agency will be taking toward Turkish contraband.
“If we allow these products to illegally enter Russia
, then today we will have all the authority to destroy these products,” the press secretary said. “There is a government decree, and according to it we can destroy products of unknown origin.”
According to Rosselkhoznadzor, before the sanctions, the majority of Turkish imports had entered Russia
via the country's southern ports. The agency is expecting a surge in illegal shipments from Turkey as well as from European countries, not only from Russia's southern ports but also possibly through Belarus
. To curb illegal products from entering Russia
, the country will enhance control at the border starting December 7.
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