Ukraine has done everything to reduce trade relations with Russia to zero. There is nothing fundamentally new in this regard she can not do, told journalists the first Deputy Chairman of the defense Committee of the Federation Council Frants Klintsevich.
MOSCOW, 24 Dec. In the Federation Council called “dummy” adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine a law allowing to impose economic sanctions against Russia.
The Ukrainian Parliament on Thursday passed a law that will allow Cabinet to impose economic sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s decisions on free trade and food embargo.
“Ukraine has done everything to keep trade relations between the two countries is almost zero. There is nothing fundamentally new in this respect she can’t do, and today’s law — basic dummy”, — told reporters the first Deputy Chairman of the defense Committee of the Federation Council Frants Klintsevich.
According to the Senator, adopted by the Parliament of Ukraine the law “will not affect Russia’s decision on the free trade and food embargo”. “Russia will continue to strictly protect its interests, its economic security,” he said.
Earlier, the state Duma adopted the law on the suspension from January 1, 2016 actions concluded within the CIS Treaty on free trade area (FTA) with Ukraine. The document was submitted for consideration the lower chamber by President Vladimir Putin, who had previously signed the corresponding decree, which actually means the introduction of Ukraine duties on most favoured nation treatment. Senators will consider the document at a meeting of the chamber on December 25.
In addition, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declared that on 1 January Russia to protect its market for Ukraine introduces customs duties and grocery embargo similar to the one that applies to countries that supported anti-Russian sanctions.