European Union commissioner Markos Kyprianu on Tuesday denounced Russia's ban on imports of Polish meat, the Polish news agency PAP reported.
Kyprianu, who is responsible for protecting customers, stressed that Poland had met all the original conditions, and that the problem lay with Russia's new regulations.
"What remains to be fulfilled exceeds EU standards. Therefore, Poland cannot meet these conditions," the commissioner explained.
The EU believes that the new conditions set by Russia are incompatible with the 1996 agreement on partnership and cooperation between the EU and Russia.
Under the new conditions, Polish meat should be transported through only one border checkpoint in Bezledy.