The European Union holds out hope for "rational position" of the capital of Russia in the tripartite negotiations on Association of Ukraine with the EU, said the head of representation of EU in Russia Vygaudas Usackas.
"January 1, 2016, we will begin a Treaty establishing a free trade area between the European Union and Ukraine. Anyway, in an effort to promote a peaceful settlement of the fall, the EU agreed to take part in discussions with a 3rd party, i.e. Russia, the real implementation of a bilateral trade agreement. This is an unprecedented case ", – Usackas said at a meeting in the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation, RIA " news ".
"We hope that our flexible approach will fit and rational Position on Russia. Position, which respects the choice of Ukraine", - has added He. He also said that the EU had shown interest in preserving free trade between Russia and Ukraine even after the entry into force of the FTA between Kyiv and Brussels. 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. 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.