The deputy chairman of the Tere milk processing company, Ülo Kivine, says he is most worried for Estonian dairy farmers after Russia slapped an embargo on Western agricultural products.
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Estonian farmers have good trading ties with Lithuanian dairies, which was a feather in the producer lobby's cap, Kivine said, but unfortunately the raw milk that is exported to Lithuania for processing ends up in Russia.

"Good on Estonian farmers, they opened the door to Lithuania," he told ETV. "But they left the key in the Lithuanians' hands. Lithuania is the number-two milk exporter to Russia, number one in cheeses."

Lithuania processes 1,500 tons of raw milk each day, 1,000 tons of which was, before Thursday's embargo, exported to Russia.

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