Russia may introduce a ban on the production and delivery of non-food items from Ukraine in the case if in their own "mirror" the Russian response to the Kiev predamage touches of industrial products, said 1st Deputy head of the Ministry of economic development Alexey Likhachev.
"I'm afraid there is such possibility ", - has said Likhachev, answering the question whether Russia to consider retaliation if the "mirror" response to the Ukraine will affect not only the supply of food items from Russia, RIA " Novosti ". The interviewee said that, after reaching a peak in $ 52 billion in 2011, the trade turnover between Russia and Ukraine fell during the subsequent years, and for the nine months of the current year decreased by 53% to $ 10 billion compared with the same period in 2014. However, despite This, the structure of Ukrainian exports diversified – in the Russian Federation are available as a number of food products, glass, chemicals, metallurgy, agriculture." Ukraine – industrialized country, for that reason, they supply products to us in practice across the line, But, in my opinion, a Large number of subjects is not critical ", - has said Likhachev." It is worth to stress that Ukraine in the past year even ceased our cooperation in military-technical sphere, and we had what is called, "from wheels" to engage in import substitution. But we coped. I think that with such a gradual decline over the last 3 years, in practice at times, It is the substitution by other product groups can also be", - has added the 1st Deputy head of the Mayor.
on the first day of the week the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that his country mirror will respond to the introduction of Russia from January 1 of the food embargo. For its part the Rosselkhoznadzor told that the Russian suppliers will not experience issues in the case this decision of Kiev. Remember, after tripartite consultations on Association of Ukraine with the EU, held in early October, the head of the Mayor Alexei 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. 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. According to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Ukraine's losses from Russian food embargo will be hundreds and hundreds of million dollars.