MOSCOW, January 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on measures to ensure Russia’s economic security and national interests during the transportation of goods from Ukraine to Kazakhstan through Russian territory. The relevant document has been posted on Friday on the official legal information portal.
"International transit road and rail transportation of goods from Ukraine’s territory to Kazakhstan via Russian territory is carried out only from the territory of Belarus on condition that means of identification, including those based on the technology of the GLONASS global navigation satellite system, are applied to the cargo spaces of means of transportation and railway rolling stock, premises, storage reservoirs and other places where the goods may be," the decree said.
The presidential decree also instructs the Russian government to set up requirements to the means of identification (seals), including those based on the GLONASS technology, the procedure of their application (withdrawal) and use, to identify stationary and mobile checkpoints and take measures aimed at ensuring transportation control.
The decree comes into force from January 1, 2016, and will be valid until July 1, 2016. It was signed in connection with the suspension of the Agreement on the free trade zone with Ukraine from January 1, 2016.