Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade - Trade Representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykilska said, Censor.NET reports citing Yevropeiska Pravda.
"According to our information, Russia has imposed new restrictions. They demand that Ukrainian drivers carrying goods via Russia's territory enter the country only through crossing points on the Ukrainian-Russian border," she explained.
As reported, the transit of Ukrainian goods to third countries through the territory of Russia is possible through checkpoints on the Belarusian-Russian border (one crossing point for rail transport, another - for vehicles).
"This increases the cost of transit by 20-50 percent," the Ministry of Economy reckoned.
"However, the Ukrainian drivers, who are forced to go through Belarus, can no longer enter the territory of the Russian Federation," Mykilska said.
New Russia's restrictions may lead to a complete blockage of Ukrainian exports via Russian territory to third countries.