MOSCOW, December 30. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a decree on partial renewal of the Treaty on free trade area with Ukraine in terms of customs duties on the export of natural gas.
The document was published on the official portal of legal information.
Putin signed a decree suspending the Treaty on free trade zone with Ukraine
“Resume from 1 January 2016 in respect of Ukraine within the scope of section II of Annex I to the Treaty on free trade zone signed in St. Petersburg on 18 October 2011, in terms of customs duties applied by the Russian Federation when exporting natural gas in gaseous state”, – stated in the decree.
The Russian foreign Ministry requested to send the appropriate notice to the parties to the Treaty.
Earlier, the Federation Council unanimously approved the law on the suspension of January 1 of the Treaty on free trade area with Ukraine. For this decision voted 158 senators.
The draft Federal law “On suspending the Russian Federation of the Treaty on the free trade zone in Ukraine” was submitted to the Duma by the President on December 17, and December 22, the document was unanimously adopted at the session of the lower house of Parliament.
The law provides for the suspension of preferential trade regime with Ukraine in order to prevent threats to the economic security of Russia in connection with the application from 1 January 2016 the trade and economic section of the Association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.