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Russia detained 143 railway carriages heading from Ukraine to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
14:17, 2 August 2016
Russia detained 143 railway carriages heading from Ukraine to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

106 carriages were sent on a modified route, 33 - returned to the sender, 4 remain at border transfer stations

14:17, 2 August 2016

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In the framework of the new transit restrictions for Ukrainian goods imposed from July 1, Russia detained 143 railway carriages at the border, en route from Ukraine to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, according to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, citing to emergency response center.

"According to emergency response center, 143 railway carriages were detained on Ukrainian-Russian border o July 1. Carriages were heading to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. 106 carriages were sent on a modified route, 33 - redirected to acceptance of freight for transportation stations, i.e. returned to the sender, 4 are still remaining at border transfer stations," - reads the message. The press service also confirmed that the carriages, which were not accepted by the Russian party on the Belarus-Russian border, are now returned back to Ukrainian Railways.

The message also reads that, according to the State Fiscal Service, no Ukrainian vehicles got the refusal for border crossing as at 9:00 July 1.

See also: Ukraine to raise an issue of Russia banning transit of Ukrainian goods

As it was reported earlier, on July 1 Russia introduced additional restrictive measures against transit of Ukrainian goods through its territory. In particular, product embargo  on a number of Ukrainian goods, including food and industrial products, is extended until 31 December 2017, restrictions on the transit of goods to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, complete ban of transit of goods that fall under the customs duties. The Government of Ukraine July 4 announced its intention to immediately implement a mirrored response to Russia's actions.

See also: European Commission believes Ukraine’s retaliatory sanctions for Russian goods’ transit are economically deleterious

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