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Ukraine has approved the law on exemption of defense products imported into Ukraine from duty.

Out of 234 MPs voted for the law number 4555a "On amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine on simplification of defense imports.”
This legislative act simplified imports of defense products to the customs territory of Ukraine during a special period, the state of emergency and the ATO period by exemption of duty for defense products according to a list, established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

The West accuses Russia of supporting pro-Moscow separatist rebels who are fighting Ukrainian government forces, meanwhile NATO officials said at least 1,000 Russian troops had entered Ukraine.

Moscow denies the accusations.

The European Union has threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine.