Russia is not going to sacrifice their own interests because of the decision of Kiev to subordinate forces external to their national economy, said in a commentary the Russian foreign Ministry.
MOSCOW, 22 Dec. Russia has to take appropriate protective measures because of the intransigence of the European Union and Ukraine on the issue of the FTA, said in a commentary the Russian foreign Ministry released on Tuesday.
Of the Russian Federation from 1 January to protect its market for Ukraine introduces customs duties — by the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin suspended the Treaty on the free trade zone of the CIS in Ukraine. In addition, introduced a grocery embargo for countries that supported sanctions against Russia.
“Russia is forced to take action that mitigates emerging for our economy, risks and guarantees the protection of our legitimate interests,” — emphasizes the Russian foreign Ministry.
“Leaving aside the myth about the profitability of the AA (Association agreement – ed.) for Ukraine. We can’t stop the current leadership in Kiev, acting to imagine the same harm, undermine and subjugate the external forces in the economy of their country is the internal affair of Ukraine, it is, according to the bureaucrats in Kiev and Brussels, “sovereign choice”. It is not clear why this choice should Russia pay? We have our own economic interests, to sacrifice which we do not intend, moreover, to satisfy someone’s ambitions,” — said in comments.