The maximum volume of Russia's losses from the accession of 10 new countries to the European Union will be $150m per year, acting Russian economy minister German Gref told journalists today. However, he pointed out that a positive dialogue between Russia and the EU might bring possible losses to zero.
Gref also noted that reports about the so-called "trade war" between Russia and the EU were "overly exaggerated". Russia is currently at the stage of settling disputable issues with the EU, the acting minister stressed.
The next round of Russia-EU talks is scheduled for the end of this month.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part