The Foreign Ministry of Russia commented the decision of the government of Ukraine to terminate 'Program of economic cooperation with Russia for 2011-2020' as the press service of the ministry reported.
'The termination of the trade and economy relations with Russia is not replaced by the meager quotas allocated by the EU for the supply of the strategic commodities such as honey, mushrooms, juices, condensed milk, cereals, tomatoes, poultry to the EU. Before our eyes, the de-industrialization of Ukraine takes place. And it seems that will not be the end. The next is the demands of the western curators-benefactors of Ukraine on the increase of the prices of gas for the consumers, lifting of the ban for the sale of the agricultural land, permission for the supply of the round-wood to the EU and so on. In the future Kyiv will be obliged to buy overpriced American liquid shale gas as it happens with the American coal now', the message said.
According to Russia's Foreign Ministry, Kyiv inflicts losses to its own economy in such way.
'Refusing from any cooperation with Russia, in fact, the current Ukrainian authorities in the anti-Russian rage itself destroys the heritage from the Soviet Union in the advanced, high-tech branches – nuclear industry and energy, missile production, space technology, aviation industry, transport, military-industrial sphere. All these that the Ukrainian people could be proud of', the Foreign Ministry added.
As we reported, the government of Ukraine terminated 'Program of economic cooperation of Ukraine and Russia for 2011-2020'. The decision was made on March 21