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Lithuania needs to stop buying wheat and buckwheat from Russia and begin to import grain from “friendly countries”. This was stated by a member of the party “Union of Fatherland – Christian Democrats of Lithuania”, the Kazis, Starkjavichus, reports Sputnik Lithuania.
According to him, the Ministry of agriculture of the country must take steps to protect the interests of farmers. The MP believes that cereals can be imported from Ukraine and other countries.
In the Lithuanian Institute of agrarian Economics reported that from January to October, Lithuania imported 14794 tons of buckwheat from Russia and 220 tons from Belarus for a total amount of three million euros. This is three times more crap than last year.
According to the Customs service of Lithuania, from January to October, the Republic imported 15088 tons of wheat from Russia.
Lithuania has repeatedly named Russia as the aggressor. In January 2016, the country has proposed to prohibit the distribution and use of the St. George ribbon, adding it to the banned Soviet and Nazi symbols. The initiators of the amendment believe that the St George ribbon has become a symbol of “the Russian military aggression, imperialist ambitions, provocation of national hatred and a means of identifying an imaginary enemy”.
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