The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers decided on May 15 to adopt the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade’s proposal to broaden the list of goods originating from Russia that are prohibited from being imported into Ukraine.

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade announced this to the CFTS portal.

The list of goods is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers resolution No. 1147 of December 30, 2015 entitled "On Prohibition of Import of Goods Originating from the Russian Federation into the Customs Territory of Ukraine."

Importation of Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, cement and similar hydraulic cements, unpainted or painted, ready-made or in the form of clinkers into Ukraine is prohibited.

In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers banned importation of plywood and similar materials from laminated wood from the Russian Federation.

According to estimates, cement imports from Russia into Ukraine totaled almost USD 17 million in 2018. Plywood imports from Russia amounted to about USD 19.7 million in 2018.

According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Cabinet of Ministers imposed the ban in response to aggressive and discriminatory actions by the Russian Federation, which involved blocking access to the Russian market for goods originating from Ukraine and restricting the transit of goods from Ukraine through the territory of the Russian Federation.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, Russia recently imposed new sanctions on Ukraine. The sanctions banned export of crude oil, petroleum products, and coal to Ukraine.