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Russia extends restrictions on transit of Ukrainian goods until June 2018

Source : 112 Ukraine

The limits have been in place since January 2016, as ordered by Russian leader Vladimir Putin
18:31, 4 January 2018

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The Kremlin decided to extend the limits on the transit of Ukrainian goods to Kazakhstan through the Russian territory. Russian president Putin submitted respective changes to the decree ‘On measures aimed at securing economic safety and national interests of the Russian Federation’. The edited document appeared on the official web portal of legal information of the Russian Federation.

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On January 1, 2016, the Russian government imposed limits on the transit of Ukrainian goods via its territory; the restrictions concern only deliveries by truck from Ukraine to Kazakhstan, which should be conducted via a certain checkpoint on the Russian-Belarusian border.  

Ukraine protests against such decision, claiming that Russia completely ceased the entire transit of Ukrainian goods through its territory.

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