Ukraine bans import of medicines from Belarus and Russia

12:54 - 23.05.2022

May 23, Fineko/ Ukraine is likely to ban the import of medicines from Russia and Belarus, ABC.AZ reports with reference to Ukrainian online publication Strana.

The Verkhovna Rada approved a bill prohibiting the import of medicines from Russia and Belarus.

Ukraine has already imposed a ban on the import of medicines from Russia. Nevertheless, according to the authors of the initiative, medicines produced at Russian enterprises can still get into the country. For example, this may happen if the plant belongs to a foreign company, but is located in the Russian Federation.

The relevant bill was submitted to the Rada on 25 April. On 20 March, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine banned the sale and use of 39 medicines in the country, whose manufacturers have legal addresses or workplaces in Belarus.