The Minister of agriculture of Russia Alexander Tkachev considers the Loss of punishments of Russia and the EU " double-edged ": losses are two sides.
"The losses - they are a two-edged sword, and we see how the European Union countries, most importantly, the major players in this market, lose billions of dollars. Naturally, the Russian economy, too, has some losses, but I said and say today that Russia's agriculture under the influence of punishments, on the contrary, flourishes today, today there is every opportunity to grow, to increase production, " said the Minister on air of TV channel ".
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 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