Dmitry Medvedev Photo: Ramil Sitdikov / RIA Novosti
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree banning the export of oil to Ukraine. It is reported TASS with reference to the statement of the head of the Cabinet. In addition to the oil embargo, a ban on the export of other commodities.
“Establishes a ban on exports to Ukraine of Russian oil and oil products. We are forced to defend their interests and to retaliate,” said the head of government, noting that it was a response to the Ukrainian restrictions that have been introduced recently. In addition, the ban will be introduced for machinery, light industry, metal processing and other types of goods totaling $ 250 million.
A ban on the export of oil and other commodities is introduced from 1 June 2019. Full list of products and items to be determined. At the same time Ukrainian consumers will remain a formal possibility to purchase Russian energy resources and other goods. For this, the Prime Minister said that a mechanism of individual permissions.
“Defines the list of products, which from 1 June this year, will take on Ukraine only on the basis of individual permissions. Included in this category is production of energy, including coal and oil, and oil products,” — said the head of government.
On 10 April the Ukrainian government has expanded its trade sanctions against Russia. Then in the list were: glass containers, including containers for food products, as well as formalin, urea-formaldehyde concentrate, the conductors for the electric current voltage of thousands of volts, electrical equipment for railway infrastructure, the springs for freight cars.
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