Ukraine bans Dutch, German, British poultry imports due to bird flu

An official inspects a crate of ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England, on Nov 18, 2014. Ukraine has banned imports of all live birds and bird products from Britain, the Netherlands and Germany due to bird flu cases in
An official inspects a crate of ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England, on Nov 18, 2014. Ukraine has banned imports of all live birds and bird products from Britain, the Netherlands and Germany due to bird flu cases in those countries, Ukraine's state veterinary inspectorate said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has banned imports of all live birds and bird products from Britain, the Netherlands and Germany due to bird flu cases in those countries, Ukraine's state veterinary inspectorate said on Wednesday.

"The ban ... will be valid until the international watchdog says these countries are free from bird flu," an inspectorate official told Reuters.