Between 2 chairs. Ukraine imposed a complete embargo against itself
Creator Nick Filimonov
The EU is trying to put in a good word for Ukraine. European trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom appealed to Russia With a request not to impose an embargo on the import of Ukrainian food. Specific date include Ukraine in the list of countries from which the Russian Federation is prohibited to import food, may be 1 January 2016. From this moment begins to act economic part of the Association agreement between Ukraine And the European Union. As long as Russia views the majority not the ban on imports, And the abolition of preferential trade regime With Ukraine. But the word "embargo" is also pronounced. Anyway we will talk about the restrictions on import of Ukrainian subjects.
At the same time Moscow has repeatedly warned that such limits will be a logical consequence of the policy of Kiev. But this policy, as you know, is very simple - to sit on 2 chairs. And With Brussels to come to a consensus on the free movement of items, And the market of the Russian Federation not to lose. After all, at stake is about 200 million dollars. They are something And Kiev may lose in the coming year. This only further worsen the already bad trade relations country pairs: last year, the volume of Ukrainian export to the Russian Federation in value terms fell by over 80%.
But it is time to choose. And this, Clearly, Kyiv has problems. For this reason there were the Brussels. Decided that their word will be more significant. Although why would It? First sign the economic part of the Association agreement With Ukraine, telling Ukrainians about the bright future of their beef And pork on the European shelves, And after (suddenly) report that these products - are not good enough to get used to the good inhabitants of the Old world.
needless to say, the quality of the products Is a question that can not be avoided. And it is clear that the Europeans do not really want to put on yourself of food experiments. But why Moscow should be responsible for Ukrainian pork And beef? Or Russia must be held responsible for the irresponsible act of the Brussels politicians, who, without thinking it over (Or Vice versa, very good thinking), has made Ukraine an offer she couldn't refuse? Brussels With Kiev agreed? Well done. But At what here Moscow? Or in Brussels think that the Russian Federation should decide for them their own problems? These questions, However, clearly belong to the category of rhetorical.