Russia is searching for ways to lift sanctions on some EU member states

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hungarian Foreign Minieter Péter Szijjártó and Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolay Fyodorov

The Russian Ministry of Agriculture is looking for ways to lift sanctions on some EU countries including Hungary - said the head of Russian Agriculture Ministry Nikolay Fyodorov.

We are "intensively searching for ways to allow the agricultural products of Hungary, Greece and Cyprus entering the Russian market at their request.

Nikolay Fyodorov pointed out that Russia is well-aware of the fact that all three countries are members of the European Unions and by lifting sanctions on them may cause difficulties in their relations with Brussels, which Russia doesn't want.

The Russian minister did not reveal any details of the measures Russia is working on, but he said that "we are intensive searching for a solution, and so far we have come up two or three options, which are close to the possibility of realization." However, a final decision has not been decided yet he added.

On March 3, in Milan Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexei Uljukajev said that Russia was considering several options regarding lifting sanctions on these countries but the solution must not be inconsistent with the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

(MTI –


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