Three days before the second stage of the presidential election in Ukraine, Russia has banned exports of oil, coal and petroleum products to Ukraine.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced an expansion of the list of sanctions against Ukraine. The list of Ukrainian goods, the imports of which to Russia is not allowed, has been expanded as well.

The decision will affect Ukrainian engineering products, light industry, metalworking, the cost of which amounted to almost $250 million last year.

On April 10, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers expanded the list of goods, the imports of which from Russia to Ukraine has been restricted.

The list of the goods includes, in particular, glass containers, formalin, equipment for railway automation devices, and other products.

At the end of last year, the government of Ukraine extended restrictions on importing a range of Russian goods until December 31, 2019.

It goes about dairy products, tea, coffee, beer, alcohol, personal care products, shampoos, shower gels, soap, railway equipment, chemical products for agriculture and so on.

Russia’s food embargo affected Ukraine in the beginning of 2016, when imports of Ukrainian pork, vegetables, cheeses, fruits, dairy products and a number of other food products were banned.

Pravda / ABC Flash Point News 2019.

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