According to EU industry sources, prices for apples, pears and other fruits and vegetables in Poland and other EU countries suddenly began to grow at the end of last week. It was not easy to explain this trend, as the stocks of these goods were high, demand remained limited, and there were no signs of a growing trend.
It turns out that Belarus, without any loud statements, having lived for only four months without supplies from the EU, admitted that it cannot continue without fruits and vegetables from European suppliers, and reopened the market for them. We know that the decisions of the leadership of Belarus, are not accepted without consulting with Moscow.
As forecasted by many, the ban on the supply of apples, pears, cabbages, carrots and other vegetables and fruits from the EU to Belarus led to a sharp increase in domestic prices in Belarus and Russia. Since neither Russia nor Belarus can produce enough fruits and vegetables, they experienced an acute shortage of basic products.