The Russian Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. said that Ukraine's losses from Russian food embargo will be hundreds and hundreds of million dollars.
"Losses of the Ukrainian economy is quite significant, some of the Ukrainian colleagues are counting" on the knee ", called some numbers, I think they are quite difficult to calculate. Even despite the reduction of trade turnover between Russia and Ukraine, That in the end hundreds and hundreds of million of dollars because We maintain a fairly large turnover with Ukraine ", - said the Head of the Cabinet, explaining the prospects of cooperation between the Russian Federation and Ukraine after the implementation of the Kiev Treaty of Union with the EU.
according to him, it is up to Ukraine to decide how to replace these Losses, reports the news Agency. At the same time, Medvedev called the results of the trilateral work on the Association of Kiev-the EU is zero." We agreed with the Europeans that We will work. At the present time this work is completed, the result is zero, zero, nothing so far there. The probability that will be achieved any Treaty, seen as extremely low, but miracles sometimes happen, and in such matters ", - said Medvedev, RIA " Novosti ". He drew attention that the Russian Federation is waiting for the remaining time offers from partners." if not reached the proper contract, this pause ends, all signed documents and in this document, which was signed by Ukraine, this position, she is currently delayed, starts working from the 1st of January 2016 ", - said the Prime Minister. The Cabinet of Ministers of Russia has decided from 1 January to enter the food embargo on Ukraine. It was a response to the annexation of Kiev to the European sanctions against Russia. Remember, after tripartite consultations on Association of Ukraine with the EU, held in early October, Ulyukayev said that the Russian Federation is not satisfied with the EU's proposals. Russia believes that the introduction of free trade regime between Ukraine and the EU under the current free trade regime between Ukraine and Russia will create rules for unregulated re-export to the Russian Federation European products, which could adversely affect domestic production in the absence of well-conceived and well-regulated free trade regime of the EU * Russia, Moscow at the moment to enter does not want. 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 until 2016.