The prime minister stated this on a Ukrainian national TV channel, the government’s press service reported on Sunday evening
“We were forced to make such a decision. Our exports to Europe and Asia are growing. We are becoming stronger due the termination [of the program],” he said.
At the same time, the prime minister stressed that Ukraine should focus on the development of own production. "We have a huge potential,” Groysman stressed.
As Ukrinform reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine terminated the program of economic cooperation between Ukraine and Russia for 2011-2020. The respective decision was adopted without any discussion at a government meeting on March 21.
The economic cooperation program with Russia was approved on July 7, 2011 in Moscow. The document had to expire in 2020.
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