The Russian government has banned exports of Russian oil and petroleum products to Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a cabinet meeting on April 18, according to TASS.
“[The Russian government] bans exports of Russian oil and petroleum products to Ukraine,” the prime minister said.
Medvedev added that the ban on imports of certain Ukrainian goods is extended.
“We are forced to protect our interests and strike back,” he commented on the Ukrainian restrictions against Russia.
“I have signed a government decree on that. We are expanding the ban on imports of certain types of goods to Russia, which will be applied to Ukrainian engineering products, consumer goods, metal products, the cost of which totaled almost $250 mln last year,” he said.