Ukraine will prepare a trade blockade of uncontrolled territories

On Dec. 9 the Ukranian Cabinet of Ministers will consider the draft resolution on a trade blockade of  Crimea and uncontrolled territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions (the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic - DND and Lugansk People's Republic - LNR). The Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Refat Chubarov, stated this during the briefing, according to a correspondent of RBC-Ukraine.

"The Cabinet of Ministers has prepared and agreed with all parties on the draft decision regarding the limited supply of certain goods and services from the temporarily occupied territory to another territory of Ukraine and/or from the territory of Ukraine to the temporarily occupied territory...  This draft resolution will be discussed on Wednesday during a government meeting," Chubarov said.

According to Chubarov the adoption of this resolution completely stops trade relations with the occupied territories. "We are talking about Crimea and other territories that are not controlled by Ukraine,” Chubarov said.

He also noted that the resolution enables the flow of socially important goods to the occupied territory with the equivalent of no more than 10 thousand hryvnias and of 50 kg weight per person.

According to the coordinator of the Crimea blockade, Lenura Islyamova, a naval blockade of the Peninsula has already begun.

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