Read news from vl-news.com. Representatives of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan submitted the request to impose an embargo. Astana hopes to restrict the import of petroleum products, automobiles, construction reinforcement, meat, eggs, flour and confectionery.
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture noted that Kazakhstan does not have “sufficient reasons” to implement restrictive measures.
Previously, we reported that the decline of the Russian ruble against the currencies of other member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union has led to strained relations within the Union.
At the end of December, the Presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan made statements about the “risks” of EAEC.
“Today, the Eurasian Union is under a lot of risk, to be honest, which is due to various crises,” – said the Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev.
In turn, his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko noted that his country is incurring substantial losses due to the crisis in the Russian economy and a sharp increase in demand for foreign currency. Additionally, he also ostentatiously toned down his rhetoric against Ukraine.