Russia has extended a ban on the transit of goods from Ukraine on its territory

Russia has extended a ban on the transit of goods from Ukraine on its territory

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2 Jul, 13:14

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Restrictions on transit traffic were extended for six months.

Russian President Vladimir Putin extended the ban on movement through the territory of Russia of goods from Ukraine to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan until January 1, 2019.

The corresponding decree was published on the official Internet portal of legal information of the Russian Federation on Monday, July 2.

“To amend the decree of the President of the Russian Federation from 1 January 2016 “On measures to ensure economic security and national interests of the Russian Federation in the implementation of international transit transport of goods from the territory of Ukraine on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan or the Kyrgyz Republic through the territory of the Russian Federation” changing, replacing, in paragraph 4, the words “until June 30, 2018” the words “until January 1, 2019”, – stated in the text of the document.

As noted, the decree came into force on 29 June.

We will remind, earlier the member countries of the European Union approved the extension of sanctions against Russia. There also urged the Russian Federation to accept responsibility for the downed Malaysian Boeing MH17 over Donbas in July 2014.


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