Russian President Vladimir Putin extended the restrictions on a transit of Ukrainian goods to Kazakhstan through the territory of the Russian Federation, RIA News reported.
According to the document, the ban transfer goods from Ukraine through Russia to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is extended for six months. Russian President Vladimir Putin extended the decree of January 1, 2016 'On Measures Ensuring Economic Security and National Interests of the Russian Federation in International Cargo Transit from the Territory of Ukraine to the Territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan or the Kyrgyz Republic across the Territory of the Russian Federation' until June 30, 2018.
On January 1, 2016, the Russian government has banned the transit of road and rail transport from Ukraine, which is subject to import customs duties other than zero, as well as goods included in the sanctions list.
Also, since July 1, 2016, according to the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, this ban has been extended against such goods from Ukraine, going to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan through the territory of Russia. That is why Kiev government accused Russia because of blocking transit of Ukrainian goods across the Russian territory and violation of World Trade Organization norms.