The energy ministries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia reached agreements, which stipulate that these countries cease trading electricity with Belarus.
According to ERR.ee, the decision was made due to the launch of nuclear power plant in this country. In order to control the quality of power, a system of certificates of energy origins will be implemented.
Besides, the trade activity in the Russia-Latvia section will weaken, too. However, the overall energy trading process between the two countries will remain.
The deal also imposes the united tariff for the use of infrastructure in all Baltic states.
Earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to impose special duties for the import of coal, diesel fuel, and liquefied gas. The duties will be active by the end of the year. The respective decree may be found on the government portal website.
The document says that the duties will be imposed so as to protect safety interests in the extraordinary circumstances in international relations. The rate of duty for gasoils will make 4 percent, for liquefied gas - 3 percent, and for most types of coal, it will make 65 percent.