"Ecuadorian, Spanish, Italian and small amount of Dutch flowers"

Update Russia: Not only Dutch flowers burned

On Russian television, we saw boxes of flowers being burned. "These are freshly cut flowers from the Netherlands infected with western flower thrips," says watchdog's chief sanitary inspector, Yekaterina Slakova, as reported in an article Reuters.com.

However, according to Robert Roodenburg, director of the Dutch Association of Wholesale Floricultural Products, not only Dutch flowers are being burned in Russia. "We saw the pictures of Russian authorities burning flowers. According to their information these were Ecuadorian, Spanish, Italian and a small amount of Dutch flowers," Roodenburg told CNBC via email.

"We would very much like to discuss the matter with the Russian authorities to assess how we could comply with the Russian demands." 

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