He said this at the Cabinet's meeting, Censor.NET reports citing 112 TV channel.
As reported, on Dec. 16 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on termination of the free trade area with Ukraine effective Jan. 1, 2016. The document read that the decision has been caused by "exclusive circumstances affecting interests and economic security of Russia." The list of countries covered by Russia's food embargo includes Ukraine, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.
The document stipulated for special embargo conditions for Ukraine and was supposed to come into effect as soon as Kyiv launched its economic association with the European Union, "but no later than Jan. 1, 2016." The FTA between Ukraine and the EU came into effect on Jan. 1, 2016.
Ukraine has introduced the ban of Russian goods as a retaliate measure against Russian unfriendly actions, and also intends to confront the Russian embargo in the WTO and international legal bodies.
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