The extension of measures on sanctions the West might have been good for agriculture, he said

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in fotomancer of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev. Archival photoThe extension of measures on sanctions the West might have been good for agriculture, he said© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

The extension of measures of the Russian Federation on Western sanctions will have a good impact on the agro-industrial complex of the country, the head of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev.

On Wednesday, the EU Council adopted the formal decision to extend by six months of economic restrictive measures against Russia in force until the end of July 2017. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev earlier on Thursday said that the government will submit to the President proposals on the extension of measures on sanctions the European Union until 31 December 2018, this issue has been discussed with Vladimir Putin.

«Good effect,» — said Tkachev to journalists, answering the question of how the response of the Russian Federation on the extension of sanctions will affect agriculture.

«Our farmers would like to extend the sanctions of the Russian Federation for 10 years. They (sanctions) have a beneficial effect on the growth of agriculture, we see it is clear. So we don’t get hurt, only benefit», — the Minister added.

The extension of measures on sanctions the West might have been good for agriculture, he said© RIA Novosti, Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures

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