Medvedev: sanctions have not affected major joint projects of Russia and Finland

Medvedev: sanctions have not affected major joint projects of Russia and Finland


The implementation of such important joint projects of Russia and Finland, such as the construction of a nuclear power plant is continuing, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

St. PETERSBURG, 29 Dec –. Sanctions policy of the EU had a negative impact on cooperation between Russia and Finland in a number of areas, but the major and most important projects the sanctions have not affected, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Despite all kinds of difficulties and sanctions, Russia and Finland are major trading partners, as side by side and have a long history of investment and trade cooperation, he said.

“Of course, sanctions have spoiled our cooperation in a number of areas and industries. And this is, unfortunately, exactly. But this was not our idea, we don’t and complete. With regard to the number of large, important projects, the sanctions have not affected them — that were adopted by the EU, nor the response, which took the Russian Federation”, — said Medvedev on Friday at a press conference following the meeting with his Finnish counterpart Juha Sipilã.

“And the implementation of such important projects as, for example, the construction of a nuclear power station goes on, at the moment, preparing to exit to the construction site. My colleague, Mr Prime Minister, discussed this issue”, — said the Prime Minister

Previously Sipilã reported that “Finland is fully committed to the common foreign policy of the European Union, including those sanctions that caused the situation and the Ukrainian crisis.