The head of the Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin ridiculed the statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin after the defeat in the WTO.
Oreshkin on the social network thanked the experts of the ministry and the permanent mission in organizing in Geneva for their excellent work. He also noted that a victory in the dispute would seriously strengthen the Russian position in a dispute with the United States on duties on the import of steel and aluminum.
Journalist Andrei Kolesnikov asked the minister in the comments if he felt sorry for the “poor Ukrainians”.
“They don’t feel sorry for themselves,” Oreshkin replied, sticking to the commentary material with Klimkin’s statement that Ukraine had lost the argument because the advice of the Foreign Ministry was not taken into account.
“Without self-promotion for our diplomatic team, I can say that sometimes it is still worth listening to the Foreign Ministry both in strategy and tactics,” said Klimkin in a statement.
Recall that in 2016, Russia imposed restrictions on the transit of Ukrainian goods through its territory, thus responding to the beginning of the January 1, 2016 free trade zone between Ukraine and the European Union. According to the approved procedure, cargo transportation from Ukraine to Kazakhstan through Russia should be carried out only through the established check points, subject to the availability of the GLONASS system.
Kiev in the fall of 2016 filed a lawsuit against Moscow with the WTO. On April 5 of this year, Russia won the argument.
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