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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kiev may cancel the blockade of the Crimea and Donbas

Blockade of the Crimea to Ukraine “does not bring the expected results and can be cancelled”, said Deputy Minister on the issues of the occupied territories of the country Yusuf Kurkchi.

“If we talk about the long term, you may be offered some other ways to develop different kinds of relationships, including business ties. Commodity blockade of the Crimea does not give the results that are needed. Will be offered other solutions”, — he said in the program “Question of national security.”

To deal with the ruble and Russian companies and in the center of Kiev on the territory of Donbass. Earlier, on may 29, Deputy Minister of Ukraine on the occupied territories urged to lift the economic blockade of Donbass. He noted that the situation with the blockade is beneficial for Russia, which sends their products in the self proclaimed republics DNR and LC. The restrictions were fair in the short term but proved to be “foolish and short-sighted in the long term”.

The decision about the trade blockade of the Crimea was taken by the authorities of Ukraine on December 16. According to the decree of the Cabinet of the country to the Peninsula is prohibited to import goods and services other than personal belongings, which move in hand Luggage or accompanied baggage. The blockade itself, as such, was introduced on 20 September last year, activists of the “Right sector” and “Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people” (banned in Russia) at the checkpoint “Chongar”, “Kalanchak and Chaplynka”.


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