Ukraine is ready for the introduction of Russia's ban on imports of Ukrainian agricultural products, said Thursday in Brussels the head of the Ministry of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Alex Pavlenko.
"For the agrarian sector of Ukraine block, the introduction from 1 January of the punishment from Russia ? the value of 2%. We prepared for the fact that the Russian Federation will take tough measures. Our goal is ? to move to the European Union ", ? the expression quotes the Minister " UKRINFORM ". According to Pavlenko, the European Union is a reliable partner of Ukraine, which opened its borders in terms of prohibition from Russia imports the vast majority of Ukrainian food.
"The CIS market is now less than half the Africa Market. And Africa Market is twice less than the EU Market, where We export products to almost 5 billion dollars (annually) ", - has declared the head of the Ministry. At the end of September, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reported that the Russian Federation wants to switch to a normal trade regime with Ukraine, without preferences. Remember, after tripartite consultations on Association of Ukraine with the EU, held in early October, the head of the Ministry of economic development Alexey Ulyukaev stated that the Russian Federation is not satisfied with the EU's proposals. First Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Kostiantyn Yeliseyev said that the Ukrainian delegation at the talks "channel four" in Paris "tried to impose" the postponement of the entry into force of the Treaty on the free trade area of Kiev with the EU, scheduled for 1 January 2016. At the end of September, Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. said that the Russian Federation wants to switch to a normal trade regime with Ukraine, without preferences. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the European Parliament on 16 September 2014 ratified the Association agreement Kiev and Brussels, however, the use of the free trade agreement was delayed 2016. At the end of April, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Kyiv wants for 5 years to provide the implementation of the agreement with the European Union on the unity and reach of the conditions For applying for EU membership.