With Belarus increasingly coordinating its military policies with Russia, Ukraine is slapping a 35% duty on MAZ trucks and buses,

a move expected to end their import into Ukraine. Belarus’ state-owned Minsk Automobile Plant, or MAZ, has been a major supplier of city buses and oversized trucks for mining operations in Ukraine. Ukraine’s Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade said it decided last week to impose the tariff in retaliation for Belarusian barriers on purchases of Ukrainian made vehicles, largely buses.