November 23, 2015 / 12:21 PM / 2 years ago

Ukraine will respond in kind to any Russian trade bans: PM Yatseniuk

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk delivers a speech during a session of parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, May 19, 2015.Alex Kuzmin

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Monday Ukraine would respond in kind to any trade bans by Russia, which plans to introduce a ban on Ukrainian food imports over Kiev's participation in Western sanctions.

"There will be an analogous Ukrainian decision to launch an embargo against Russia to every Russian decision to launch an embargo against Ukraine," Yatseniuk said.

Yatseniuk also recommended temporarily suspending cargo shipments to Crimea, the territory annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice

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