Response from Ukraine?
Next to none. Prime Minister Mykola Azarov told the media not to blow it out of proportion. The ministry for revenues and duties, which also oversees customs in Ukraine, failed to notice the queues at the border, issuing a statement equivalent to “everything is fine.”
The president continued his vacation in southern Crimea, apparently oblivious to the problems businesses face with the nation’s second-largest export market behind the EU A handful of parliament members came out with lukewarm statements condemning Russia’s actions.