Moscow was sent to Brussels secret documents to minimize the risks for Russian economy due to the implementation of the economic part of the Treaty on unification of Ukraine with the European Union, said 1st Deputy head of the Ministry of economic development Alexey Likhachev.
"First, it is unclear why this document is called the secret, it is quite open, I shared with this man work and consult with business on many parameters, conduct dialogues with the EU," - said Likhachev RIA " Novosti ", adding that the publication apparently being the proposals for the settlement of the risks associated with the Association of Ukraine and EU.
"Second, I don't have any information about the fact that he rejected, However, as information about the fact that he was adopted. The context of the negotiations and does Not imply the acceptance or rejection of Russian proposals, we are working together on a task set by our leaders to make practical decisions to minimize the risks for the Russian Federation, " explained 1st Deputy Minister." we have designated six risks that stem directly from the Treaty on the Union and, in principle, a vast majority of them were adopted in the process of the negotiation process with our partners. There is no consensus as to settle them, we are currently working on them, but I think the word "rejected" in this situation sounds very strange, " showed the Deputy head of the Ministry of economic development. Among the risks Russia has allocated, for example, customs administration, technical regulation, sanitary and phytosanitary standards. According to Likhachev, the Russian side at the talks on the premise that future consensus must possess 2 qualities - first, to be practical, that is legally binding, and subject to compromise. In addition to Ministerial meetings, dialogues and are now at the expert level, "industry" threes, for example, by the customs bodies and bodies of technical regulation, he recalled. Before the German weekly Spiegel, citing sources in the European Commission wrote that Brussels had received and rejected a kind of secret proposal of the Russian capital on 52 pages on the settlement of trade relations between the EU, Russia and Ukraine. A free trade area between Ukraine and the European Union, the introduction of which is part of the Treaty on the unity must earn in full from 1 January 2016. Russia made a proposal to postpone the introduction of the free trade zone before January 1, 2017, but Kiev has Not shown enthusiasm in this matter.