The ban on the import of goods from Ukraine to the DPR was introduced in 2017. With a new decree, Pushilin lifted restrictions on the import of a number of goods from the Kharkiv, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine
The head of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin lifted the ban on the import of a number of goods from Kharkov, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine to the territory of the DPR. The corresponding decree is published on the website of the head of the republic.
According to the Donetsk News Agency, the ban introduced in 2017 in accordance with Decree No. 73 has been lifted by new Decree No. 206. According to the new decree, residents of the DPR and LPR are allowed to conclude foreign economic transactions with non-residents of Kharkiv, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions without customs procedures.
It is noted that the import and export of goods on the basis of such transactions is allowed without customs duties, while the import of alcohol and tobacco products into the single customs zone of the DPR and LPR remains prohibited.
At the end of April, the head of the DPR already announced the beginning of trade relations between the republic and the territories of Ukraine controlled by the Russian Armed Forces. “This work (trade and economic relations with the territories of Ukraine under the control of the Russian Armed Forces — RBC) is already underway, the exchange of products in a test mode is already underway, and products are being shipped from the territory of the DPR to those directions, and from there, too, products are already being delivered here,»,— Pushilin said then.
Russia launched an operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goals “demilitarization and denazification”; neighboring state. Kherson, as well as part of the Kharkiv and Zaporozhye regions are currently under the control of the Russian military.
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The authorities of the provisional military-civilian administrations of the Kharkiv and Kherson regions did not previously rule out holding a referendum on the political future of the regions. Kirill Stremousov, deputy chairman of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region, in particular, announced his intention to turn to Putin with a request to annex the region to Russia.
In turn, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov previously noted that the issue of including the Kherson region in Russia should be decided by the inhabitants of the region. At the same time, the issue should be “clearly and carefully verified by lawyers and lawyers,” he added.
After the outbreak of hostilities, Ukraine severed diplomatic relations with Russia, introduced martial law and announced mobilization. The parties have held several rounds of negotiations since the end of February. The Ukrainian authorities deny the existence of “neo-Nazi formations,” said Vladimir Medinsky, head of the Russian delegation. In Kyiv, they warned that they would withdraw from the negotiation process if referendums were held on Ukrainian territory occupied by Russia.
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