Russia to introduce economic sanctions against Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Level of tariff protection to be increased for Ukraine in response for enacting the EU-Ukraine Free Trade Area Agreement, the Prime Minister of Russia told
16:07, 30 October 2015

Russia from January 1, 2016 strengthens customs barriers and introduces economic sanctions against Ukraine, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev announced about that via Facebook, Epravda reports.

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"From January 1, 2016 will be increased the level of customs barriers and tariff protection in relation to Ukraine. It is connected with the decision of our neighbors to enact the Association Agreement with the EU. In addition, upon Ukraine as a country that joined to the anti-Russian sanctions, will be issued our appropriate economic counter measures," Medvedev said.

Related: Ukraine and EU are ready to implement free trade agreement

As it was reported before, the European Union’s Free Trade Area (FTA) Agreement with Ukraine will be enacted from January 1, 2016.

To the knowledge, in September 2014, under pressure of Russia, Ukraine and EU delayed signing FTA till 2016. For the moment, Moscow requires from Kyiv a new postponement. 

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