Ukraine said that the products violated domestic laws on food safety and labelling.
The move follows an earlier import ban Russia imposed on Ukraine’s top confectioner Roshen, whose pro-EU owner is a frontrunner in Ukraine’s presidential race.
Russia not informed of ban
Russia consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor (CPS) said on Friday: “Contrary to the rules established by international law, Ukrainian control (supervisory) authorities have not informed CPS to undertake any activities related to the identification of Russian products [that] allegedly do not meet quality and safety requirements.”
The ban relates to several chocolate and candy products produced by four factories that belong to United Confectioners, a part state-owned holding firm of 19 factories that stem from former Soviet-era confectionery factories.
Products banned include Red October milk chocolate and Rot Front candy bars.
Products removed from retailers