Brussels is trying to prevent the response of the Russian capital after the introduction of the free trade agreement EU-Ukraine, as of 1 January 2016, said the European Commissioner for trade Cecilia malmstr?m before the meeting of the Council of the EU on trade.
"We must ensure that there are no retaliatory measures from the Russian Federation. This will be discussed at the tripartite consultation (on trade the EU-Russia-Ukraine) Sunday (1 December in Brussels) ", - she added, reports the news Agency.
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. 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.