Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at a press conference that he expects his country to produce enough chicken for domestic needs and become a poultry exporter in four to five years.

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Currently, Russia produces about 1.7 million tons of chicken per year, about 50% of the total domestic requirement. Putin’s remarks are in light of his country’s new ban on imports of chicken treated with chlorinated water, which would end U.S. poultry exports to the country.