Russia blocks transit of Ukrainian goods: Kiev

A man waits next to his truck near the border crossing at Kalanchak, on September 20, 2015Russia has blocked the transit of Ukrainian goods heading to other countries, Kiev officials said Saturday after the two neighbouring nations imposed food embargoes in their mutual trade war. “The transit of Ukrainian goods has not yet begun”, having been blocked since the start of the new year, the spokeswoman for Ukraine’s infrastructure ministry, Kristina Nikolayeva, told AFP. The ministry said that since January 1, under new Russian regulations, Ukrainian goods headed for Central Asia or China can only enter Russia via Belarus.

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