Ukrainian government submits bill on mirrored sanctions against Russia

Arseniy Yatseniuk.

Arseniy Yatseniuk.

Reuters
Yatseniuk: Ukraine will react to any Russian decision with mirrored sanctions

The Ukrainian government is submitting to the parliament a bill that will allow for the imposition of mirrored trade sanctions against any country, including Russia, in the event of their imposition on Ukraine, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said.

"The Ukrainian government will react to any Russian decision with mirrored sanctions. That's why the Ukrainian government is submitting to the parliament today a bill on changes to the law on foreign economic activities in order to give the government lawful powers to impose mirrored economic sanctions against Russia and any other country," Yatseniuk told a government meeting on Dec. 2.

Russian Trade and Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev earlier said the trilateral consultations between Russia, the EU and Ukraine held in Brussels on Dec. 1 did not lead to the necessary agreements and said experts were ordered to find acceptable solutions to eliminate Russia's concerns over EU-Ukraine association within a month, but "extraordinary efforts" are needed to prevent the imposition of a food embargo and a non-preferential trade regime against Ukraine from January 1.

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