Government of Ukraine received the right to apply the economic kontrasanktsii against Russia. Ministry of Economy of the country is going to close the border to Russian chocolate, vodka, meat, fish, coffee, tea and other goods. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Kiev is ready to abandon the introduction of the trade embargo, if Russia agrees to carry out the agreement on free trade zone.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on amendments to the Law "On Foreign Economic Activity", thanks to which the government is now able to "apply appropriate measures of an economic nature to the aggressor state", according to the website of the Verkhovna Rada. Ukrainian parliament adopted a relevant bill on 24 December.
"If discriminatory or unfriendly actions towards Ukraine are used by the state recognized by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by the aggressor or invader state, response ... can be used to address the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine", - the document says.
The Ministry of Economy of Ukraineproposal to ban the import of some Russian products from 10 January. According to a posting on the website of the Russian goods list, the restrictions will affect bread, pastries, chocolates, meat, fish, coffee, tea, black, baby food, filter cigarettes, beer, vodka and other products.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the press conference expressed the willingness not to use mirrored trade sanctions against Russia if Moscow cancels prodembargo against Kiev and will carry out the agreement on free trade zone with Ukraine within the CIS. "If Russia is prepared to abandon the introduction of the trade embargo, if Russia is ready to implement the agreement on free trade zone with Ukraine, we are also ready for it", - said Mr. Yatsenyuk.
Recall that the Minister of Economic Development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev said Nov. 18 that the Russian government has decided to ban the import of Ukrainian products, "since Ukraine joined the sanctions against the Russian Federation - economic, financial." In Rosselkhoznadzor forIt has revealed that the Russians should not fear food shortages. Kiev estimated the losses from the embargo of the product in Russia $ 600 million in 2016.
December 21, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the introduction of anti-Ukrainian sanctions. According to the document, from January 1, it will be banned from import into Russia of Ukrainian agricultural products, raw materials and food. The decision was made in connection with the accession of Ukraine to the anti-Russian sanctions of the European Union and the United States.