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Russia bans exports of oil, petroleum products to Ukraine

The Russian prime minister also declared extension of the ban on imports of certain Ukrainian goods


The Russian government has banned exports of Russian oil and petroleum products to Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.
"[The Russian government] bans exports of Russian oil and petroleum products to Ukraine," the head of the cabinet said.

Medvedev has also declared extension of the ban on imports of certain Ukrainian goods. "We are forced to protect our interests and strike back," he said at a meeting of the cabinet when speaking about Ukrainian restrictions against Russia.

"I have signed a government decree on that. We are expanding the ban on imports of certain types of goods to Russia, which will be applied to Ukrainian engineering products, consumer goods, metal products, the cost of which totaled almost $250 mln last year," he said.

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