UK removes tariffs on goods from Ukraine
KYIV. April 26 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The United Kingdom will cut tariffs on all goods from Ukraine to zero, the UK government said in a press release on Tuesday.
"All tariffs on goods imported from Ukraine will now be reduced to zero and all quotas will be removed under the free trade agreement, providing Ukraine economic support in their hour of need," the UK government said.
The measure involves "removing tariffs on key Ukrainian exports including barley, honey, tinned tomatoes and poultry," it said.
In addition, the UK will supply 22 ambulances to Ukraine and will provide funding to help train Ukrainian doctors.
"This is in direct response to a request from the Ukrainian government," the UK government said on its website on Tuesday.
The medical aid charity UK-Med will receive funding - worth up to £300,000 - from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to help train Ukrainian doctors, it said.
Two convoys consisting of more than 40 fire engines with thousands of pieces of rescue equipment, including 300 firefighting hoses and nearly 10,000 pieces of protective clothing, earlier arrived in Ukraine and are already providing important support to Ukrainian firefighters.