Ukraine’s blockade of Transnistria administered blow to Russian budget

“The evolution of Kyiv’s position on the Transnistrian settlement has also been featured by delaying of appointment of the new political representative of the Ukrainian side in the negotiations in the “5+2″ format since May 2015. The concern is also raised by the fact that not a single meeting has been held within the negotiation process in 2015,” Karasin said. . . .

According to Grigory Karasin, the tension may escalate “after the implementation of plans of Moldova and Ukraine on the organization of the joint customs and border control in relation to Transnistria”.

“In particular, this means that the decision of the Ukrainian and Moldovan parties will change the procedure of delivery of goods imported in Transnistria from Jan. 1, 2016. According to Tiraspol, the additional tax burden on the Transnistrian enterprises will exceed $4 million,” Deputy Foreign Minister said.