Alexey Ulyukaev: We keep on exploring possibilities that the issue of suspension of Free Trade Area with Ukraine moves in positive direction


“Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation on suspension of Russia’s implementation Free Trade Area with the Ukraine enters into force on January 1, 2016 therefore Russia keep on exploring possibilities of moving in positive direction”, - announced Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexey Ulyukaev during his visit to Nairobi.

“The decree on January 1, as well as a resolution ... The negotiations will take place, of course. I'm going to Brussels (on December 21). I think that we haven’t closed the door on deal with the situation only if there is a good will of participants to handle it. We will try to return to the question in the positive plane, "- said the Minister.

He also noticed that bilateral meeting with European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom scheduled for Tuesday will not be canceled.