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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

EU Food Aid Approved

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- European Union farm ministers unanimously approved Monday a 400 million ecu ($480 million) food aid package to Russia, an EU spokesman said.

The deal must still be approved by the European Parliament before being ratified, a procedure likely to take place within the next few days.

The aid comprises one million tons of wheat, 500,000 tons of oats, 150,000 tons of beef, 100,000 tons of pork, 50,000 tons of rice and 50,000 tons of powdered milk. Food aid deals worth $1 billion dollars have already been concluded with the United States, the EU and Canada.