The Russian Ambassador spoke about the growth of trade with the United States

© AFP 2018 / Mandel the NganПосол of Russia Anatoly Antonov. Archival photoThe Russian Ambassador spoke about the growth of trade with the United States© 2018 AFP / Mandel Ngan

The trade turnover between Russia and the United States for the first nine months of 2018 grew by 13%, to 20.8 billion dollars, but this is not enough, said Friday the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov.

«Sanctions hamper bilateral trade, although a positive trend is visible. So, for 9 months of 2018, it rose by 13% and reach 20.8 billion dollars. Too small figure for our countries. This is clearly not meet the economic interests of neither the United States nor Russia,» — he said, speaking at the U.S.-Russia business Council.

The diplomat expressed confidence that the two countries could achieve much more in the rejection of political and economic restrictions.

The Russian Ambassador spoke about the growth of trade with the United States© Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures

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