Slovak businessmen, and ordinary citizens oppose sanctions that the European Union has imposed relatively Russia, said on Wednesday during a round table in MIA "Russia today," the Director of the Institute of economic research Slovak Academy of Sciences Juraj Sipko.
according to him, the main trading partners of Slovakia are Germany - 23% of trading turnover, then the Czech Republic with presumably the same rate And on the 3rd place - Russia.
"And now we are experiencing great difficulties, for example with the supply of technical equipment. But in General, people do not support punishment, businessmen are against punishment. All believe that the problem should be solved by diplomatic means, As we are sitting here, discussing it, But not punishment. Because economic growth is at the lowest level, " he said.
the feedback of the expert, since the onset of the global financial drop in 2008 of world gross product is so low that it can be considered that the global economy is in a permanent recession, and with the introduction of punishment, the situation will deteriorate.
"for this reason, in Slovakia normal citizens against punishment. As stated yesterday, the foreign Minister And the Prime Minister (the Minister), they agitate to lowered punishment And need to take a diplomatic solution, " he added Sipko.
Speaking on Sunday on local television, Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert fico said that reached a truce in the East of Ukraine it is necessary to Express support for the mitigation part of the anti-punishment.
The EU imposed against Russia And a number of individuals of punishment in connection with the situation in Ukraine, accusing Moscow of belonging to the conflict. In response, Russia has imposed limits on the supply of food from the EU.
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