The Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) has imposed a ban on book imports from Russia that will remain in place until at least April 1, according to news reports confirmed by Alexander Afonin, head of the Ukrainian Association of Publishers and Booksellers.

Afonin says the ban will mean a sudden shortage of books in the Ukrainian market and may result in a significant increase of black-market titles in Ukraine.

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