Ukraine calls on US to impose sanctions on Russian metallurgy

Ukraine calls on US to impose sanctions on Russian metallurgy

Ukraine has called on the United States to introduce sanctions against Russia's steel industry and to include Ukrainian ore and other products in the Western supply chain, replacing Russia in these markets.

This issue was discussed at a meeting between Ukraine's First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy Yulia Svyrydenko with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Ukrinform reports, citing the press service of the Ukrainian Economy Ministry.

"Steel is an area where we are particularly interested in the expansion of sanctions against Russia and access to the American market. All Russian metallurgical products should be subject to U.S. sanctions. To this end, we call for the inclusion of Ukrainian ore and other products in the Western supply chain and to replace Russia in these markets," Svyrydenko said.

According to her, it is also important to equate Ukrainian ore and pig iron with products from the EU and to extend the exemption of Ukrainian export products from tax tariffs (at least until the end of 2024).

Svyridenko also said that now it is very important to help Ukraine overcome the energy crisis.

She also called on the United States to increase supplies to Ukraine of anti-missile and anti-drone systems and equipment to overcome the consequences of shelling: generators, transformers, etc.

From January through September 2022, Ukrainian steel mills produced 5.526 million tonnes of steel, which is 66.1% or 10.768 million tonnes less than in the same period last year.

Photo: Ukraine's Ministry of Economy

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