The health Ministry of Ukraine has proposed to prohibit the circulation of Russian medicines

The Ministry of health of Ukraine has proposed to the Cabinet of the country to ban the sale of medicines produced in Russia and on the territories controlled by the Ukrainian government. The Ministry attributed the initiative on the need to ensure national security, on the territory of Ukraine should be used drugs “only with guaranteed safety and quality.” About the initiative said in a statement on the Ministry’s official website.

“We are working on expanding sanctions against the Russian Federation. Continue to monitor presence on the Ukrainian market and use in medical practice medicines of the Russian manufacture”, — said the Agency.

The Ministry of health of Ukraine has asked several pharmaceutical companies who have registration certificate for manufacturers or applicants from Russia, the report said. These companies have pledged to “urgently” amend the registration documents of medicines, “with the aim to remove the manufacturers / applicants of constituent entities of the Russian Federation”. The Ministry of health following consideration can register medicines as a Ukrainian, it will allow the companies “to remove the vendors / applicants of the Russian Federation from the registration materials” of respective drugs, the report said.

Acting Minister of health of Ukraine Ulyana Suprun March 31, said in an interview that the Agency is considering “sanctions” against the made in Russia of medicines. Suprun noted that such a move is “a political decision of the Ministry.” According to her, Russian drugs account for 0% of the Ukrainian public procurement. Suprun also stated that “the majority of Russian medicine are not qualified”.

Research firm RNC Pharma in April at the request of RBC calculated how much you can lose the Russian manufacturers of drugs, if the government of Ukraine will introduce a ban. According to the company, damages could reach 1.5–1.7 billion rubles In 2016, Russia is set to Ukraine of medical drugs by 2.1 billion rubles, this amount is not included in the delivery of the LC and the DNI. The volume of shipments of drugs to the territory of the unrecognized republics is growing, according to market research company, Moscow can supply in 2017 in the Donetsk and Lugansk drugs for a total amount of 7-8 billion rubles.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on may 16 approved the new list of sanctions against Russia, it included 468 1228 legal and physical persons sanctioned persons is forbidden entry to Ukraine, the use of property in its territory that are prohibited to operate in the country. In addition, under the sanctions fall the Russian IT-companies, including social networks “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”, Mail.Ru Group and “Yandex”. Ukrainian Internet providers should restrict access to the resources of the companies for three years.