The Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev said that full substitution of products in the country will take a decade about This he told in interview to television channel.
"If we go at the same pace of growth in volumes, not only in money, but, of course, And in commodity production, one road map, If the funds will be spent based on our capabilities, saving, of course, And without a doubt, regardless of the crisis And the situation that exists in the world And in the country, ten years - And we will solve this problem," he said, answering a reporter's question about when you will reduce the actual import of products in Russia.
"And If you just buckle down and If in truth we will be able to discover additional reserves, financial most importantly, we can five or a maximum of 7 years to solve this problem. And to make all brand in Russia. Except, perhaps, some citrus, bananas, dates, what we have, by definition, does not increase ", - said the Minister.
The problem of import substitution became especially prominent after the punishment of the West against Russia related to the situation around Ukraine. Punishment has affected the supply in the defence sector, the energy sector and new technologies. Ukraine itself also halted cooperation with Russia in military-technical sphere.
in response, Russia has restricted the import of certain food items from countries that impose punishment. It also demanded more attention from country to increase the development of agro-industrial complex of the country.