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Ukraine officially bans goods traffic between temporarily occupied Crimea and the rest of the country

On January 17, 2016, Ukrainian Cabinet officially put into effect the resolution that prohibited goods flow between the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea to the rest of the territory of Ukraine and in the opposite direction
Ukraine officially bans goods traffic between temporarily occupied Crimea and the rest of the country

Starting from January 17, the resolution adopted by the Cabinet, shall enter into force and officially ban the supply of products to the territory of Russia-annexed Crimea, Joinfo.ua reports.

The Cabinet adopted the resolution No 1035 as of 16 December 2015, which entered into force 30 days later on 17 January. However, the resolution allowed carrying of personal belongings of citizens under the first part of Article 370 of the Customs Code of Ukraine. The list of products included meat, dairy products, grain, bread etc.

Permitted items must be transported only in carry-on or baggage.

Citizens are allowed to carry significant food products up to UAH 10,000 and not more than 50 kg. Products can be imported into Crimea once within three days.

Cabinet has a regulation also prohibits the supply of the Crimea and Crimean power. Such a decision can be taken only on the basis of the decision of the NSDC.

The resolution also bans electricity supply according to the decision of the National Security and Defence Council.

It should be recalled that on January 14, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine was ready to supply electricity to Crimea only if the peninsula would be recognized as a part of Ukraine in the contract with Russia.