Russia Blocks Imports from Ukraine

People ♦ Published: August 16, 2013; 11:09 ♦ (Vindobona)

Kyiv demands to immediately remove bureaucratic obstacles.

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Without warning, Russia has imposed new regulations on goods from Ukraine and therefore almost brought imports from the neighboring country to a standstill. On Thursday, Kyiv demanded Moscow to immediately remove the obstacles. The Kremlin emphasized there no political motives for the drastic measures. The decision was made by the Russian customs authority “independently and for…