Minister of agriculture and forestry of Finland petteri Orpo believes that the Russian Federation can mitigate the limits on the import of food items from Finland, informs.
According to OBO, Moscow may ease ban on the import of food products that are produced in Russia is inadequate - for example, potatoes, he said. This issue was discussed at the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Finland.
" at the level bureaucrats we had conversations about potatoes. However, no assurance we have no, no decisions had been taken, " said Minister of agriculture and forestry of Finland in the air.
Orpo believes that some EU members have the opportunity again to start exporting their food products in Russia, if Moscow " will change its policy ". In his vision, in such situation, the export of items that are imported into its territory restricted Russia, " it will be possible to quickly start ".
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of some food items from countries that have introduced in relation to penalties: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
Western countries since March has repeatedly imposed punishment on a number of Russian politicians, businessmen and organizations because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices began in December limits, when the head of the U.S. announced an economic blockade of the Crimea, and in the sanctions List included a number of famous figures from the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.
The list of Russian Citizens and organizations, first fell under the sentence, the material of the Fins news