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A Split In The Eurasian Union: Belarus Refuses To Join Russia's Trade War With Ukraine
Belarus ^ | 07 July 2014 | Yauheni Preiherman

Posted on 07/07/2014 6:46:13 PM PDT by FreeReign

While Ukraine was preparing to sign the Association Agreement with the EU, Russia was trying to secure the support of Belarus and Kazakhstan in introducing protective measures against Ukrainian goods.

Moscow failed to convince its Eurasian partners that Kyiv’s Association Agreement would pose a threat to their economies and had to resort to taking unilateral action for raising customs duties on goods from Ukraine.

(Excerpt) Read more at belarusdigest.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: ukraine

1 posted on 07/07/2014 6:46:14 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

None of the other post Soviet countries supported Russia’s invasion of Georgia either.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 6:56:49 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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At the same time, Belarus’ government feels free to take the liberty of introducing its own restrictions on trade for certain imports from Ukraine that it perceives as a threat for domestic producers. Recently, both beer and confectionery products from Ukraine have been denied entry to the Belarusian market.

It seems that Belarus has its own restrictive patchwork of import policies with regard to Ukraine.

3 posted on 07/07/2014 7:15:10 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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It seems that Belarus has its own restrictive patchwork of import policies with regard to Ukraine.

A few of Belarus' policies are restrictive with Ukraine based on their own need. But I wouldn't summarize their overall trading policy with Ukraine as restrictive and it certainly isn't punitive.

4 posted on 07/07/2014 7:38:26 PM PDT by FreeReign
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And the need is for a really economically heathy Ukraine,

which they will be, heavy trading with EU, thus able to

buy Belurus goods and machinery. Ed


5 posted on 07/07/2014 8:30:36 PM PDT by hubel458
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To: FreeReign

Russia is playing chess... They are intentionally distancing their allies from themselves in case they have to sanctions bust.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 11:10:18 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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