Irina Chumakov. The trade turnover between Russia and Britain over the past year fell by 21 percent, 19, 5 billion dollars, said the trade Commissioner of the Russian Federation in the UK Boris Abramov.
"punishment negative impact on the economy, but we can cross All the difficulties," he said.
according to his statement, the Turnover in the past year, have suffered from the geopolitical situation, the domestic economic situation in the Russian Federation, of the penalties of falling prices for petroleum products." All this had a negative impact, and in the past year the trade Turnover fell by 21 percent, 19, 5 billion dollars, " he said.
along with this, the trade representative noticed that British exports to Russia fell by only 3, 8 percent and amounted to 7, $ 8 billion.
first against Russia, the West has imposed a series of sanctions, because the Ukrainian authorities, as well as the United States and the European Union has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies it and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and not privy to the events in the Southeast, is interested in Ukraine to overcome the political and economic crisis.
in response to punishment, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have imposed in relation to it limits: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. The prohibition also included beef, pork, poultry, sausages, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and some other products.