Russia will not be the first to cancel the contractee

Moscow. June 16. Russia does not consider the opportunity to cancel the counter, told journalists the Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg international economic forum, commenting on the proposal by the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy that Moscow did it first .

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Sarkozy on Thursday at a forum in St.-Petersburg expressed the opinion that if Russia will make the first step towards Europe, it will be appreciated all over the world.

Ulyukayev noted that “the initiative of the entrance (in the sanctions) was on the side of our partners and the initiative of the outlet also needs to be on their side”.

According to him, the issue of lifting the counter is not considered.

The Minister also said that the draft resolution on the extension of bradenburg until the end of 2017 is already preparing the Ministry of economic development.

“Almost there,” he said, answering the question of whether to change the current list of countries and goods included in bradenburg.

As reported, on may 27 at a meeting with members of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he was instructed to prepare proposals for the renewal of the food embargo not for a year, and by the end of 2017.

“Our producers have repeatedly advocated the preservation of the food embargo on agricultural products and agricultural products from countries that imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation or subsequently joined them. I want to say that I have instructed to prepare proposals for the extension of measures, not for a year, and by the end of 2017”, – said Medvedev.

He noted that he will prepare a letter to the President and forming the necessary decision the decision of the government.

Food embargoes acts of the Russian Federation on the seventh of August, 2014 in relation to products from the US, EU, Australia, Norway and Canada. In 2015, it was renewed on the fifth of August 2016. 13 Aug 2015 list of these countries included joined the anti-Russian sanctions Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein, since January, 2016 – Ukraine.

The ban applies to meat and meat products, fish and fish products, milk and dairy products, vegetables and fruits.

According to experts of the analytical center under the government of the Russian Federation, prepared the report “Food embargo: end of 2015”, the Western countries due to the introduction of counter-sanctions were put in the Russian food market at $9.3 billion.