Tuesday in the Russian capital will host a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of Finland Sauli Niinist?, arrived in the Russian Federation at the invitation of the leader of the country, said the press service of the Kremlin.
As planned, the parties will exchange views on topical international issues and will discuss cooperation in trade and investment, reports RIA " Novosti "." in the process of high-level talks are expected to discuss a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation in trade-economic and investment areas, in cultural-humanitarian sphere. Also expected to exchange views on a number of topical international issues ", - is informed in the report of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation.
according to Finnish media reports, in the process of negotiations is expected to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Finnish media company Yle Recalling Niinist? first reported that the head of Finland "wants to hear from the President Putin what he thinks" about the latest events in Ukraine. In addition, Niinist?, according to media reports, hopes to discuss with Putin the "black list" of EU citizens, who are denied entry into Russia. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. Before the US and EU has imposed punishment on a number of Russian Residents, they are prohibited from entering the EU because of their positions on Crimea and Ukraine. Over the past year the sanctions list, many times replenished with new individuals and legal entities. According to Yle, Niinist? agreed on a plan of its own to go to the capital of Russia with European colleagues. According to his statement, in the West pay attention to the importance of maintaining contacts with senior Russian leadership. At the same time Niinist?, in his own words, unlucky in the Russian capital some special messages from the leaders of the EU. In addition, Niinist? said that he hoped to discuss with Putin the "black list" of EU citizens, who are denied entry into Russia." the head of the (Russian) Putin in conversations with me many times raised the issue of "black list" of the European Union, so the list of Russia will also surely be discussed (in the process of mutual conversation) ", - cited the words Niinist? broadcasting company Yle. Thus, according to the Finnish President, the "black list" of the Russian Federation should be viewed As a retaliatory measure for the punishment of the EU against the Russian capital, prohibiting small Russian citizens to enter the EU arena. The list of the EU more than 80 people, and the speaker of the state Duma Sergei Naryshkin, who was invited by the OSCE Chairman at the July summit in Helsinki. Finland is now engaged in dialogues with the EU on a temporary lifting of the ban on entry into the European Union for Naryshkin. Russia on August 7, 2014 introduced a package of measures on punishment of the USA, Australia, Canada, EU and Norway, introduced them in the fall in the Ukraine. Countermeasures are a ban for a period of one year for import to Russia from these countries fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat products. Under the restriction does not hit certain types of finished products from meat (except sausages) and fish. The government of the Russian Federation of 20 August was excluded from the list oncentrate vegetable and animal proteins, sports nutrition, lactose-free milk, dietary supplements and vitamin-mineral complexes. Also lifted the ban on import of seed potatoes, smalta (fry for aquaculture), onion sets, sugar hybrid corn and peas for sowing. Now the Government is preparing a decision on the lifting of the embargo on the import into Russia of types of biomaterials for aquaculture that are not produced in the country. The story is about fry and other biomaterials for reproduction in Russia by small species. In April, the Agency has Also proposed to remove the embargo on the import of juvenile oysters to increase internal production of this type of aquaculture. However, we cannot say that the Russian and Finnish businessmen ceased business contacts. Preparations are underway for the St. Petersburg international economic forum, which will go from 18 to 20 June in the Northern capital of Russia. The head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) Alexander Shokhin said that he hoped for a meeting of Putin with the heads of major international organizations. According to him, the businessmen of European countries, such as Finland, pushing on his participation at individual round tables in the framework of SPIEF.