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Turkey, EU, U.S., Canada support Ukraine’s statement on Russian embargo at WTO General Council

On February 23, Turkey, the EU, the United States and Canada supported Ukraine’s statement on the Russian Federation's illegal and discriminatory trade embargo at the WTO General Council meeting in Geneva
Turkey, EU, U.S., Canada support Ukraine's statement on Russian embargo at WTO General Council

In Geneva at a meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ukraine made a statement on the Russian Federation’s trade restrictions imposed on January 1, said Deputy Minister, Trade Representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykolska, Joinfo.ua reported with reference to Interfax-Ukraine.

“The position was supported by Turkey, the EU, the United States and Canada,” Mykolska wrote on Twitter.

“Russia has not given any reasonable explanation,” Mykolska said.

As reported, the WTO secretariat in mid-January 2016 spread among its members Ukraine’s statement on illegal and discriminatory restrictions imposed by Russia. In the document Kyiv pointed out that after Ukraine had decided to start the implementation of a deep and comprehensive free trade area (FTA) with the European Union, from January 1, 2016 Russia took several politically motivated measures restricting trade.

As it was reported earlier, on December 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the suspension of the free trade area agreement with Ukraine and imposed embargo on Ukrainian imports, as a response to the Agreement on the Free and Comprehensive Free Trade Area between the EU and Ukraine, valid from January 1, 2016.