In spite of Ukraine’s official ban, over 2016, the Russian government exported goods to the occupied areas of Donbas at the total cost of 222 million U.S. dollars. Meduza reported that, having analyzed the accessible data of Russia’s Federal Customs Service, the FCS.
‘The FCS reported that over 2016, Russia has exported Ukraine-banned foods (meat, fish, sweets, cheese, child nutrition, tea, coffee, beer, vodka and others) at the total cost of 222 million U.S. dollars,’ the article says.
Ukraine has put embargo on the mentioned goods in early 2016.
‘In fact, it means growing trade volumes between Russia and so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. The self-proclaimed republics in eastern Ukraine already became largest foreign consumers of Russian meat and beer,’ the outlet said.