Economy ministry imposes sanctions against EuroChem enterprise, some other Russian mineral fertilizer suppliers
Ukraine's Economic Development and Trade Ministry has imposed sanctions against some enterprises of EuroChem Group and other Russian suppliers of mineral fertilizers.
The decision is outlined in ministry order No. 1383 dated September 19, 2017
The sanctions are imposed against Agrocenter EuroChem-Lipetsk, Agrocenter EuroChem-Krasnodar, Agrocenter EuroChem-Nevinnomyssk, Agrocenter EuroChem-Volgograd, Agrocenter EuroChem-Orel, EuroChem Trading Rus, Nevinnomyssky Azot, MCC EuroChem and Novomoskovsk joint-stock company Azot.
In addition, the ministry imposed sanctions against Galaktika, Rusagrokhim, Bosnis, Agrokhimuniversal, Agrocenter-Belgorod, Agrochemcenter-Tambov, Ryazanagrokhim, Yugagrokhim, Zaraiskaya Selkhozkhimiya, Agrarnik, Tselinskagrokhimservis, Yug-Businesspartner, Tandem, Agrochemistry, Farmers Support Society and Balttreidkhim.
The sanctions in the form of suspension of foreign economic activities of the companies were introduced under the recommendation of the Main Military Prosecutor General's Office.
"It is established that these companies are supplying nitrogen fertilizers (ammonium nitrate) to the territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions that are temporarily not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities without customs clearance via the closed checkpoints or checkpoints on the Russian-Ukrainian border forbidden by the government," the Prosecutor General's Office said.
According to the ministry, the funds paid to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk Peoples' Republics for customs clearance of mineral fertilizers were subsequently used to finance illegal armed groups.