The Russian government has banned the export of Russian oil and oil products to Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a government meeting on April 18, speaking of Moscow’s response to the restrictions imposed by Kiev.
Resolution of April 18, 2019 No. 460-25 supplemented the list which lists the goods prohibited for import into Russia, the country of origin of which is Ukraine, or transferred through the territory of Ukraine, approved as of December 29, 2018 No. 1716-83.
The list of prohibited for export to Ukraine this time included, among other things, ethane, butane, isobutane, benzene, toluene, mixtures of xylene isomers, oils and other products of high-temperature distillation of coal tar, as well as similar products, in which the mass of aromatic components exceeds the mass of non-aromatic.
The restrictive list included liquefied hydrocarbons: ethylene, propylene, butylene and butadiene (code EA EE 2711 14 000), whose exports to Ukraine in 2018 fell by 38.3% and amounted to 11.4 thousand tons.
In addition, Russian footwear manufacturers will no longer be able to supply Ukraine shoes made of rubber or plastics, shoes with a sole made of rubber, plastics or compositions, as well as shoe details.
A full list of goods prohibited for export to Ukraine in 2019 is available on the official website of the Government of Russia. The decree came into force on the day of its publication. It is agreed that some Russian goods can be exported to Ukraine only after a special permit on the list, which will have to be determined from June 1, 2019.
Prime Minister Medvedev noted that he signed the relevant decree in response to the fact that “a few days ago, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine took another unfriendly step towards our country, expanded the list of Russian goods prohibited for import into Ukraine. Under these conditions, we are forced to protect and retaliate. ”
Earlier it was noted that Russia imposed sanctions on Ukraine in November 2018. In total, the list includes 322 individuals and 68 legal entities. Restrictions include the blocking of funds, securities and property in Russia, as well as people and companies who fall under sanctions cannot withdraw capital from Russia. Among the companies are Valki-Ilmenite LLC, Dniproazot LLC, Euro Polimer Compound LLC, Evropet LLC, Irshansky Mining and Concentration Plant LLC, Sumykhimprom PJSC, Azot PJSC (Cherkasy), PJSC Dniproazot, Kremnypolymer, Prominvest Plastic LLC.