Ukraine is ready for the introduction of Russia's ban on imports of Ukrainian agricultural products, said Thursday in Brussels the head of the Ministry of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Alex Pavlenko.
the head of the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev in early fall called very small chance that Russia will not enter the food embargo and customs duties For Ukraine on 1 January 2016, A fresh punishment from Kiev, He said, has made them miserable. Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. agreed with this view, noting that he considers ephemeral chances to come to a consensus with Ukraine on the issue of its Association with the European Union on the background of recent events.
"For the agrarian sector of Ukraine block, the introduction from 1 January of the punishment from Russia - cost of the solution 2%. We prepared for the fact that the Russian Federation will take tough measures. Our goal is to move towards the European Union ", - quotes the expression Minister of the Ukrainian news Agency.
He stated that the Union of European States is a reliable partner of Ukraine, which has opened its borders are banned from Russia imports the vast majority of Ukrainian food.
"The CIS market at the moment less than half the Africa Market. And Africa Market is twice less than the EU Market, where We export products to almost 5 billion dollars (annually - ed.)", - said the head of the Ministry.
a year earlier, Ukraine and the European Parliament ratified the Association agreement of the EU, part of which is the provision on free trade area. Russia is concerned with the introduction from 1 January 2016 in the provisions of the FTA and fears of an influx of duty free items from the EU through Ukraine. Kiev and the EU try to come to a compromise with the Russian side.