Ukraine imposed the new rules earlier this month, prompting officials in Transdniester to accuse Kyiv of mounting an economic blockade.
Ukrainian Transport Minister Viktor Bondar said today Kyiv was meeting international obligations by imposing the new border rules.
Also today, British Ambassador to Moldova John Beyer told President Vladimir Voronin that Britain and the EU approved of Ukraine's enforcing of customs rules.
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