Economic cooperation between Russia and the UK decreased in one year 60%, a huge decline, said the Russian Ambassador in London Alexander Yakovenko.
"Relations between Russia and the UK - ed.) is very difficult. The political dialogue between our countries experiencing a decline, visible to the naked eye. When compared with the Russian-American relations (the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey) Lavrov in one year met with (U.S. Secretary of state John) Kerry 17 times, he himself said about It the other day. But with (the Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Philip) Hammond he didn't have a single meeting. Seventeen-zero, This is to give you an idea of the level of exchange of political opinions. Economic interaction is minimized, in one year, its volume decreased presumably by 60%. This is a very big decline, " said Yakovenko in conversation
Answering the question whether This is a consequence of the punishment due to the events in Ukraine, the Ambassador noted that " here all at once, by the policy of the British government ".
"during the same period (year - ed.), the volume of Russian-American trade increased by 6%. That is, on the one hand we have a 60-percent decrease, And return to 6% growth, " said Yakovenko.