Ukraine is actively searching for new markets for export of products of its livestock industry, particularly dairy products, "cabinet press office" reported.

Agricultural Policy Minister Yurii Melnyk announced this on Tuesday.

According to him, this search is connected with the current problems involving export of Ukrainian milk and dairy products to Russia.

Ukraine has recently increased export of dairy products to countries in Asia and North Africa.

According to him, Ukraine exported dairy products worth USD 37.7 million in the January-February period of this year, including USD 22.6 million t Russia and USD 15 million to markets that were uncovered in 2006 on in early 2007.

On the prospects for export of Ukrainian livestock products to Russia, Mr. Melnyk said Ukraine was expecting further inspection of Ukrainian enterprises by Russian experts.

"I am not saying this will happen tomorrow, but we are in the process of negotiations with Russian veterinarians," Mr. Melnyk said.


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