Vladimir Putin: “Ukraine can’t sell anything to Russia, if accepts EU technical standards”

Vladimir Putin: “Ukraine can’t sell anything to Russia, if accepts EU technical standards”
# 19 December 2013 10:00 (UTC +04:00)

Speaking about the reasons of reducing the price of gas sold to Ukraine and providing credit to this country, Putin said that the main reason is to support the Ukrainian people facing difficult economic situation: “Today, we see that Ukraine is facing difficult economic and socio-political situation. We should support the Ukrainian people.”

Putin said that Russia had been actively working with the previous government of Yulia Tymoshenko. Ukraine is selling the same amount of goods to Russia and Europe, but these two sides have different economic structures: “We aren’t against the association, but have to protect our economy. Ukraine can’t sell anything to Russia, if accepts EU technical standards.”

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