(QHA) -

Russia's ban on imports of canned fruits, vegetables, and fish from Ukraine has gone into effect.

The ban was introduced by Russia's consumer rights agency Rospotrebnadzor over "violation of Russian laws on labeling and inaccurate ingredient listings.

To recall, Russia has already banned Ukrainian dairy products chocolate made by Roshen, the company owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Critics claim the Russian bans have no real basis and are politically motivated because of Kyiv's signing of Association Agreements with the European Union.

Russia's Federal Customs Service said Ukrainian imports of agricultural products into Russia totaled some $495 million in the first six months of this year.