Ukraine accuses rebels of violating new ceasefire

Европейский эксперт ЕС будет добиваться демонтажа заграждений на границе с Крымом

Ukrainian wheat, sunflower oil, bread, jam and wine were also barred, the Russian government announced on Saturday. It added that overall imports from Ukraine previous year amounted to almost $5 billion.

"At the same time, the Russian special services are cynically counting on large-scale civilian casualties, which will ensure a certain response and attention from the worldwide community", Skybytsky said, adding the disaster would be presented by Russian propagandists as the use of chemical weapons by Ukrainian armed forces against the residents of Donbas.

Russia can decide on canceling these special economic measures if Ukraine abandons restrictions introduced earlier against specific Russian goods.

Russian Federation has finished its fence on the Ukraine-Crimea border four years after it illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine despite several European leaders concerns.

Russian Federation fired at and seized three Ukrainian vessels last month near the Sea of Azov, a key waterway for Ukraine to export metals and agricultural products. November three Ukrainian marine boats applied at the entrance to the sea of Azov and seized. Ukraine may lose up to 25% of trade turnover with Russian Federation in 2019 because of Moscow's new sanctions imposed on Kiev, director of energy programs at the Center of World Economy and International Relations at Ukraine's National Academy of Sciences Valentin Zemlyansky told 112 Ukraina TV channel on Sunday.

Russia's Economy Ministry said on Saturday in a comment on the government decree that the value of Ukrainian goods included in the updated ban was estimated at around $510 million in 2018.

Kiev has also put measures in place against Russia such as the blocking of Russian internet services and social media.

Kiev filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation in a challenge to Russian sanctions on its goods.



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