Russia Imposes Trade Blockade on Ukraine
Russia has unofficially closed its borders for Ukrainian goods, reports the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN.
As of midnight on Wednesday all trucks carrying Ukrainian goods are turned away at the border checkpoints with Russia.
According to UNIAN, no-one explains anything to the truck drivers and doesn't show them any documents. “The just turn back the trucks and don't even check them,” said one driver.
The trade blockade already created long lines on the Ukrainian side of the border.
Most affected so far are the Ukrainian producers of hothouse vegetables and fruits as they were selling more than half of their produce in Russia.
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"Russia has unofficially closed its borders for Ukrainian goods"---;-).....Dearest Novinite, Your info about Ukraine,
it is something! This time the story ia about the enforcement of the border control in order to prevent the movement of arms across the border. Best.
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Ukraine did indeed deserve it, and I hope these maidan protesters starve to death. But at the same time there are the ordinary people, and ordinary people are not ultranationalistic fascists. I completely support Crimea turning to Russia and the trade ban on Ukraine, but unfortunately the trade ban causes innocent people to suffer as well.