MOSCOW, November 18. Food embargo will last the same amount will apply sanctions against Russia, said Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich at the Dairy forum.
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Russia welcomes the lifting of the sanctions Western partners, if they are ready to remove them
“Our response will be to act as long as we have sanctions against Russia. And no steps forward from our side, if sanctions are to continue, will not happen,” he said.
The Deputy Prime Minister noted that he did not see any prospects of a quick lifting of sanctions, so the Russian business can count on the fact that predamage persist long enough. “But not forever, however… Need to use this time period to create a competitive production”, – said Dvorkovich.
In addition, he said, we should not forget about the countries competing in predamage does not apply. Therefore, Russian producers are still in a competitive environment, he said.
Russia would welcome the lifting of sanctions
Earlier in the G20 summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that Russia would welcome the removal of restrictions Western partners, if they are ready to remove them.
If our partners believe that the time has come to change our relationship, we will welcome. We’ve never shied away from collaboration and we never closed”, – said Putin.
The Russian leader stressed that our country has never refused to cooperate with Western partners. “These unilateral measures restricting our cooperation in various fields, not entered by us and our partners”, – said Putin. He noted that at the Ministerial level, at the level of discussion of issues “there is a clear interest to resume working in many areas,” including politics and security.
Russia was not in isolation a year ago, but relations with Western partners then were more intense than today, also said Vladimir Putin. “There were no problems then or now, although the relations were more strained than they are today, but life goes on, things change, there are new challenges, new threats, new challenges that are difficult to solve alone, who wouldn’t be, we need to unite,” – said Putin.