Two pharmacies in the Russian-occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region were confiscated medicines which were produced in Georgia by the de-facto Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tskhinvali region, reports Radio Liberty.
The sale of Georgian-made products, including medicines, is prohibited by a resolution of the de-facto government in the Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region, which was adopted in 2006.
RFE/RL reports that local doctors in the Tskhinvali region prescribe medicines which are produced in Georgia, as there is no quality control mechanism in South Ossetia.
This is not the first case of pharmacies undergoing inspections and confiscations of Georgia-made products in the Russian-occupied territory.
The resolution forbids the import and sale of meat, alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water and other allegedly ‘low-quality’ foods from Georgia.