MOSCOW (Realist English). Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko is confident that the West’s sanctions will not lead to the isolation of the agro-industrial market of Russia.
“The world is not limited to the USA and the European Union. Russia is opening up new markets and concluding agreements with new suppliers,” she stressed.
Since January of this year, Rosselkhoznadzor (Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance) has granted permits to more than 140 foreign enterprises, including ones from Turkey, India, China, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan for the importation of food products into Russia. We are talking about the supply of dairy and meat products, feed and feed additives, fish products and breeding material.
“Russia is self-sustainable with regard to basic food products and continues to expand import supplies to saturate the market with various products and increase the assortment for the Russian consumer. There no need to “warm up” artificial demand with purchases for future use. There are no prerequisites for the risks of shortage or reduction of the assortment under the external economic pressure. We will reorient the market and establish profitable mutual trade, expand the partnership network with friendly countries,” Abramchenko said.
On the morning of February 24, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation of the Russian Air Force in Ukraine. The special operation forestalled and thwarted a large-scale offensive by the shock groups of the Armed Forces of the Ukraine on the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, which are not controlled by the Kiev regime, in March of this year.
Following the start of the special operation, Western countries actually declared a financial and economic war on Russia.
On February 28, due to Western sanctions Putin ordered to use special measures in the economy, and on March 1 he signed a decree on additional measures to ensure the financial stability of the country.
Since 2018, a government commission has been working to increase the sustainability of the development of the Russian economy under sanctions. Since March 1, its work has been transferred to the operational headquarters mode. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin directs the work of the commission.