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Ukraine Introduces Duties on Russian Fuel

The measures come as economic relations between the countries continue to worsen.

Duties have been placed on Russian diesel and liquefied natural gas. Georgy Shpikalov / TASS

Ukraine has introduced duties on Russian diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG), the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s representative Andriy Gerus.   

The special duties on diesel will start at 3.75% from August and rise to 4% from October; while those on liquefied gas will rise from 1.75% to 3% over the same period.

Economic relations between the two countries have steadily worsened since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 lent its support to separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine. At the start of this summer, Russia introduced measures which restricted supplies of coal and oil products to Ukraine.

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