The European Union expressed regret over the adoption by Russia of the law on expanding the access of goods from the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics to the domestic market and called on Moscow to cancel it, TASS reports.
This law, according to Brussels, exacerbates the conflict in the east of Ukraine. In a widespread statement, a spokesman for the EU’s foreign policy said that the EU regrets the adoption of the Russian law, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 15. The EU called on Russia to repeal this law and not to take unilateral measures “leading to an aggravation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.”
Earlier, Putin signed a decree on humanitarian support for the population of the DPR and LPR. The head of the Russian Federation instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to take measures to ease the conditions for admitting goods from the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics to the Russian markets. It is noted that we are talking, among other things, about the participation of such goods in state purchases on a par with Russian ones. At the same time, Putin instructed not to apply quantitative restrictions on exports and imports to goods that move between Russia, DPR and LPR.