KIEV, August 16 (Itar-Tass) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov has ruled out a possibility of any trade wars between his country and Russia. “There will be no trade wars between Ukraine and Russia,” his press service quoted him as saying on Friday.
Touching on the problem of Ukrainian exports to Russia, Azarov said he was surprised to learn about the reaction to this situation demonstrated by some Ukrainian politicians, who “eagerly and enthusiastically played up the subject of alleged trade wars between Ukraine and Russia.” “You can take it from me: there will be no wars,” he stressed. “And my recommendation to these politicians is to think it over whether any trade wars with our biggest partner could be in our national interests. By the way, I don’t think such wars are in Russia’s interests either.”