Moscow still sees no progress in Viktor Bout caseRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 16:03
Putin will hold negotiations with any president elected in the US — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 16:01
Russian diplomat stresses US marines deployment to Norway won't improve securityRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 15:12
Vladimir Putin at All-Russia People's Front meeting in Crimea: live from YaltaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 15:11
CIS forces hold simulated launches of antiaircraft missilesMilitary & Defense October 26, 15:09
Russia-Egypt first anti-terrorism drillsMilitary & Defense October 26, 15:06
Kremlin will not react towards Ukraine's MP Savchenko arrival in MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 14:34
Head of auditor giant wins Top Russian Managers AwardBusiness & Economy October 26, 14:31
Flying laboratory for A-100 Premier advanced aircraft radar takes off for first timeMilitary & Defense October 26, 14:29
YEKATERINBURG, July 9. /TASS/. The exclusion of Greece from the Russian food embargo is impossible because of the risk that "a lot of things will flow through this country," President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) Alexander Shokhin told TASS on Thursday on the sidelines of the INNOPROM-2015 International Industrial Trade Fair in Yekaterinburg.
"I think it’s impossible. Otherwise, lots of items will flow through Greece. For example, Switzerland has increased its apple exports to Russia 2.500%, and this is a very civilized country, an example of decency. I think the same thing may happen in Greece," he noted. According to Shokhin, the chances are high that Greece "will learn to re-apply labels", just like Belarus.
Shokhin mentioned a possibility of some advance payment for the transit of hydrocarbons as an option of Russia’s support for Greece, if this country joined the construction of a pipeline, which was the continuation of the Turkish Stream. "But we have many uncertainties with the Turkish Stream, therefore it’s clear that such an opportunity of supporting Greece is rather abstract."
"The leaders of the IMF and the US Secretary for the Treasury have already begun to call on the EU, the European Central Bank to agree to the restructuring of the Greek debt, because they fear that Greece may end up in Russia's arms. Although there were no proposals from us yet, the Americans feel a potential threat," Shokhin said.