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    Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday on transit procedures of goods from Ukraine to Kazakhstan through Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday on transit procedures of goods from Ukraine to Kazakhstan through Russian territory.

    "International automobile and railway transit of goods from the Ukrainian territory to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan through the territory of the Russian Federation…could be carried out only from the territory of Republic of Belarus," the decree published on Russia's legal information website said.

    According to the decree, all the transport vehicles carrying goods from Ukraine to Kazakh territory through Russia should be equipped with a devices supporting Russia's Glonass navigation system to track their movements.

    The decree came into force after being published earlier in the day and would be in effect until July 1, 2016.

    Preamble to the decree said that it was adopted because the free trade zone agreement with Ukraine had been suspended on the heels of Ukraine’s implementation of the economic component of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and joining a free trade zone with the European Union.


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