New taxes on crude oil and oil product exports outside the Customs Union have come into effect today. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov signed a corresponding ruling on March 14, 2003. Oil export taxes have been increased from $25.9 to $40.3 per ton, and taxes on oil product exports have advanced from $25.9 to $36.3 per ton as of April 1, 2003.
The Russian forces have blocked almost all the ways that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were using. The Ukrainian military have only one route at its disposal