MOSCOW – Rosselkhoznadzor has announces the banning of  import of fruit, vegetables and flowers from Uganda effective,  July 7.

This comes after Uganda failed to provide information about the volume of produce the country was exporting to Russia.

“Rosselkhoznadzor bans import of fruit, vegetables and flowers from Uganda since July 7  because of concerns that prohibited products may be supplied from this country to Russia”, official spokesperson of the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog Yulia Melano said on Wednesday.

“Nearly all fruits and vegetables popular in Russia and flowers are the case in point. Restrictions are introduced to prevent deliveries of products under sanctions to Russia, Melano said.

Rosselkhoznadzor sent an inquiry to Uganda earlier requesting information about volumes of produce supplied to Russia, the spokesperson said.

“We have not received the response and are therefore forced to undertake restrictive measures,” she added.