The decrease in the volume of trade between Russia And Finland in Addition to objective economic reasons was also because of the influence of anti-Russian sanctions And the food embargo Russia, said state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin at a meeting with the MPs of the Parliament of Finland.
He said that in 2014 the volume of trade between enterprises of Russia And Finland compared with 2013 decreased by 15%." This is a significant loss, " he said of the speaker.
"This trend, by itself, has objective reasons. Most importantly the slowdown in the increase of the economies of our country pairs, the effect is in General crisis phenomena in world economy. But there are reasons And other political issues associated with the so-called anti-Russian sanctions And counter actions of the Russian Federation, limiting food imports, most importantly, the EU, and among them Finland, " said Naryshkin.
However, He drew attention that the Russian Federation And Finland have good potential for economic cooperation.
Naryshkin also said U.S. influence in Russia's relations with the EU." on our interaction influences the political background And imposed, most importantly, by Washington, the EU line, which is aimed at curbing the development of Russia's relations with the countries of the European Union. And This, by itself, is palpable in all components of the interaction between our a pair of countries, " added the speaker.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. In March 2015 has been extended sanctions List of the USA, and in June the sanctions List of Canada. In addition, on 22 June, the head of the EU foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have extended the economic sanctions until 31 January 2016.
The list of Russian citizens And organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news