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 Ukraine introduces trade blockade of Crimea

The Cabinet of Ministers has restricted supplies of goods and services from and to Russia-occupied Crimea.

This was announced by Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports.

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"It is prohibited to supply labor, goods, services under any customs regulations from temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine to other territory of Ukraine, or from other territory of Ukraine to temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine," the prime minister said.

According to him, the new regulations do not include "personal belongings of citizens, socially important foods, and humanitarian aid."

Yatseniuk noted that the restriction will come into effects in 30 days.

"Regarding energy supplies, such deliveries can only be decided by the NSDC [National Security and Defense Council - ed.]," the prime minister added.
 
 
 
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