Zam. the Minister of economic development – trade Commissioner of Ukraine Nataliya Mykolska said that the loss of Ukraine till the end of the year "because of the trade aggression of Russia" will amount to almost $ 1 billion.
about it she said at the Symposium " Relations Ukraine-EU: test of strength ". Gaina called granting Ukraine additional trade preferences from the EU as an opportunity and a challenge for the development of bilateral relations, reports UNIAN.
"When there was trade aggression from Russia, and I say it is not only trade, we still have transport aggression. Because the measures applied by the Russian Federation, they also aim at the destruction of the transport and transit potential of Ukraine in the countries of the East and Asia ", Greg said the trade Commissioner." as of today, according to our assumptions, only on inaccurate estimates, the loss of the current year will be about 900 million dollars due to the fact of the transit of aggression, because of the trade aggression of the Russian Federation ", Greg said Gaina. Because of this, she reminded that the European Commission on the results of the dialogue with Ukraine promulgated the regulations on granting Ukraine the additional trade preferences." We are very grateful to the European Commission for such a step. Of course, it does not cover even the tenth part of our losses. According to our preliminary estimates, if the rules... We get in our trade with the European Union, plus 150 to 200 million dollars, With losses close to a billion ", Greg said Gaina. Remember, in the last month of summer Gaina said that Ukraine will lose about $ 1 billion because of the restrictions that Russia imposed in connection with the accession of Kiev to the free trade area with the EU. Russia from 1 January to protect its market from an influx of duty free items from the EU introduced for Ukraine customs duties and embargo, Similar to that which acts against the countries that supported anti-Russian punishment. In addition, Russia has suspended to Ukraine, the Treaty on the CIS free trade area (FTA). While Ukraine's economy was not able to abandon the strongest dependence on Russia. Recently Authorized industry and business in Ukraine are from time to time for the restoration of relations with Russia that, in their vision, the obligation to minimize losses and losses to the economy of their country. So, at the end of October to the address of Petro Poroshenko was sent the petition to restore Relations with Russia, which was signed more than 2 thousand Employees of the largest petrochemical enterprises of Ukraine " Karpatneftekhim ". For reviews of the largest Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash, Ukraine will not do without Russian investments and the market. In October, the Verkhovna Rada decided to make a group on restoration of economic relations with Russia.