African swine plague came to Russia from Georgia - Onishchenko

Russian Rospotrebnadzor director and chief sanitary inspector Gennady Onishchenko believes African swine plague came to Russia from Georgia.

"The so-called African swine plague came to us from Georgia. Unfortunately, it is still there and is inflicting massive economic damage," Onishchenko told Ekho Moskvy radio on Sunday.

In April 2012, Onishchenko said African swine plague had been brought to Russia deliberately.

"It first got into Ossetia and then into the Krasnodar and Stavropol territories. There are indications that this situation was created artificially. It's economic sabotage. The Krasnodar Territory has not been able to resolve this problem for three years," he said, adding that there were U.S. military doctors in Georgia.

"I don't understand why military doctors need to be near our borders. Clearly, Georgia is not the reason for that. Georgia only made that possible," Onishchenko said.

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