Ulyukayev: Russia not planning retaliation to new EU sanctions

BEIJING, November 10. Russia has no plans to introduce new responses to the EU sanctions. This was reported to journalists by the Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev.

“Why should we response? It’s the status quo. The more, the less the effects of the sanctions regime. In fact, the adaptation to Nimes in the economy – is already a fait accompli. Therefore, no special response will not be”, – he said.

Earlier, the German newspaper Handelsblatt reported that the heads of States and governments of EU countries are going on the summit in December to extend economic sanctions against Moscow imposed over the conflict in Ukraine for another six months.

Ulyukayev said about it. “That considered, Yes, we know. Yes, this technique of decision making for six months,” he said.

Economic sanctions against Russia, the European Union introduced on 1 August 2014. On 22 June the EU Council at the level of foreign Ministers approved another extension until the end of January 2016.

In August 2014 Russia introduced a package of measures on sanctions the United States, Australia, Canada, EU and Norway. They were a prohibition for a period of one year for import to Russia fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat products. In June, the food embargo was extended until 5 August 2016.