Belarus detained «sanctions» at $ 21 million

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Belarus is not missed in Russia of the goods getting to Russia under sanctions, nearly $ 21 million, leads the Agency Sputnik of Belarus the state customs Committee of the Republic.

«Recently, the media has resumed the publication of the accusations in the supply of «sanctioned» goods to the Russian Federation from the territory of Belarus. Claims not supported by reality and statistics,» said the Committee, noting that the goods now belong to the group of «sanctions», after the introduction of Russia grocery embargo to the Republic began to come much less. For example, in April-June 2014 was 357 thousand tons in the corresponding period of this year to 295 million tons, the Agency cites data tamosaityte.

Since the introduction of Russia grocery embargo in Belarus opened 30 criminal cases for attempted deliveries «sanctions» forged documents, was conducted by 4.7 thousand special operations identified 2.2 thousand administrative offenses. «The total cost of goods 40.8 million (Belarus – ed.) rubles, i.e., more than 21 million dollars», — stated in the message.

Moreover, since the beginning of this year for illegal re-exports were 13 criminal cases identified 152 administrative offense, and the cost of these goods amounted to 5.2 million Belarusian rubles, or about $ 2.6 million, the Agency said.

Of the Russian Federation in August 2014, imposed a ban on the import of certain agricultural products, raw materials and food from countries that have applied sanctions against Russia: US, EU States, Canada, Australia and Norway. A ban were meat, sausage, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruits, dairy products. Earlier, the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation stated that fell under the Russian embargo of food products continues to flow to Russia through the territory of Belarus.

In turn, in the middle of July the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has accused Russian companies that they supply to Russia through Belarus products which related to sanctions. And the Chairman of the customs Committee of Belarus Yuri Senko said that Belarus fully complies to Moscow of the obligations on non-admission to the territory of Russia sanctions goods in transit through Belarus.