The diplomat believes that the lifting of restrictions on the import of Parmesan to Russia from Italy will be “a good gesture towards a country that has always remained friendly to Russia, despite international complications.”
Italian Ambassador to Russia Pasquale Terracciano, in an interview with Forbes, said that, in his opinion, Parmesan “was mistakenly included in the package of counter-sanctions against fresh food.”
He announced the need to “make adjustments to the list of counter-sanctions.”
“We are talking about Parmesan cheese, which, in my opinion, was mistakenly included in the package of counter-sanctions against fresh products, since it is not fresh cheese, it is lactose-free,” the ambassador said.
According to him, Rospotrebnadzor is currently studying this issue.
“We do not want the counter-sanctions to be canceled, since we understand that they should be a symmetrical response to the sanctions. But we would like this technical error to be corrected,” Terracciano said.
According to RBC, commenting on this statement by the Italian ambassador, Rospotrebnadzor reported that the department’s responsibilities “do not include making changes to the list of sanctioned goods.”