17:15 06.01.2016

Yatseniuk discusses with Kazakh, Azeri PMs Russia's ban on Ukrainian cargo transit

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Yatseniuk discusses with Kazakh, Azeri PMs Russia's ban on Ukrainian cargo transit

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk held telephone conversations with his counterparts from Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan regarding Ukrainian cargo transit via Russia.

During the telephone conversation between Yatseniuk and Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov "the sides focused attention on the problems of delivering the Ukrainian produce to Kazakhstan and conducting transit shipments," the Ukrainian government press service said on Wednesday.

"The heads of Ukrainian and Kazakh governments said they are jointly ready to solve the current problems and gave urgent instructions to the national competent agencies to rapidly complete the talks to ensure an optimal and effective transit," the statement said.

The head of the Ukrainian government also told his Kazakh counterpart that Ukraine intended to immediately notify the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) of "Russia's illegal actions regarding Ukrainian cargo transit and to apply the organization's mechanisms for Russia to eliminate these violations."

The Ukrainian produce transit issue was also highlighted in a telephone conversation between Yatseniuk and Azerbaijani Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers said.

"The heads of Ukrainian and Azerbaijani governments have reached a principled agreement regarding the ways to resolve the transit problems which have again emerged and agreed to hold as soon as possible a meeting between national plenipotentiary representatives who will seek to agree on necessary technical decisions," it said.

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