: Ukraine officially prolongs ban on Russian goods until end of 2017

16:31 Jul. 11, 2016

Ukraine officially prolongs ban on Russian goods until end of 2017

Shipping containers sit on freight wagons beside the dock storage area at the Commercial Port of Vladivostok in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Getty Images)

Kyiv extends sanctions on import from Russia

The decision of Ukraine's government to extend the sanctions on Russian goods import has entered into force. This is a response action to a similar Russia's move.

The embargo is expected to continue until the end of 2017.

The trade war between Ukraine and Russia sparked in 2016. On January 1 Moscow announced the suspension of the Free Trade Zone between the two countries and introduced the ban on import of Ukrainian goods.

Read also: G-20 members call on Russia to lift trade restrictions against Ukraine

Kyiv has repeatedly called Russia's actions a violation of the World Trade Organization rules.

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