Trade Relations between the Russian Federation and Ukraine

Author
Andrzej Szeptycki
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
Trade cooperation represents an important element of relations between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. The specificity and significance of this sector results from three different reasons. Firstly, both countries are each other's important, even if not the very top of the list, trade partners. Secondly, trade affairs were on numerous occasions the essence of the disputes between Russia and Ukraine, even if their background was both economic and political. Thirdly, trade relations between both states are of vital importance in the context of Russia's attempts at reunification of the post-Soviet area (CIS, CES) and the World Trade Organization membership aspirations of both Ukraine and Russia.
Topic
International Trade and Finance
Political Geography
Russia, Ukraine