Estonia bans imported goods from Crimea

  • 2014-06-19
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

Estonia has banned imported goods from Crimea amid the Ukraine crisis, public broadcasting reports.

The purpose of the restrictions is to put pressure on local companies to cooperate with the government of Ukraine, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said:

"The important message of this decision is that the European Union does not accept the annexation of the Crimea." he stated.

The Estonian government also approved restrictive measures against Sudan and South Sudan on June 19. The restrictions are necessary considering the situation there, Paet noted.

The final decision on the Crimean as well as Sudanese and South Sudanese sanctions will be made in the European Union on Monday, June 22 at the European Union foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg.