Ukraine calls on Kazakhstan to demand from Russia to lift ban on Ukrainian goods transit
First Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv and his deputy, trade representative Nataliya Mykolska met with Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Ukraine Samat Ordabayev in Kyiv on Tuesday to find the way out of the critical situation around Ukrainian transit shipments after Russia had set new trade barriers.
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"Kubiv and Mykolska have called on Kazakhstan to demand that Russia cancel limitations on transit shipments of Ukrainian goods," the Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Ministry has tweeted.
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Russia's groundless economic measures translated into a 47.9% reduction in Ukrainian exports to Kazakhstan in January-April 2016 year-over-year, the ministry said.