Effective March 15 and until further notice, the Veterinary Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation bans any imports of pork, beef or poultry from China. The issuing of permits for the import of these products from China was suspended on March 5. The decision was made by Mikhail Kravchuk, the Chief State Veterinary Inspector of the Russian Federation. The measure is due to the absence, at this time, of the necessary conditions for effective control of the quality of meats imported from China into the Russian Federation while Chinese authorities do not display any preparedness to cooperate as concerns the matter.
If one assumes that the two people who gave the interview indeed work for Russian special services, then they acted very unprofessionally and risky
The Kremlin is very concerned about the events related to the crash of the Il-20 Russian military aircraft in Syria
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986