FRANKFURT, April 3 Deutsche Post is
no longer accepting letters bound for Crimea after its Ukrainian
counterpart told the Geneva-based Universal Postal Union (UPU)
that delivery to the region was no longer guaranteed, the German
postal company said on Thursday.
A Deutsche Post spokesman said that Ukraine's advisory to
the UPU after Russia's annexation of Crimea also affects
delivery of parcels and packages sent via the traditional postal
networks of both countries.
The UPU is a United Nations agency that coordinates postal
policies among member nations and the worldwide postal system.
The spokesman said that urgent documents and goods shipped
via the DHL express courier unit of Deutsche Post were not
affected because DHL has its own private logistics network in
Ukraine and could therefore continue deliveries.
Deutsche Post, the world No. 1 postal and logistics group,
still dominates the German mail market but generates the bulk of
its revenue from its DHL logistics divisions.
(Reporting by Matthias Inverardi; Writing by Marilyn Gerlach;
Editing by David Goodman)