The Kremlin has promised to respond to the claim of Ukraine to the WTO

Dmitry Peskov

Moscow will apply the procedures provided for in international law, in connection with the claim of Ukraine to the world trade organization (WTO). On Monday, February 13, said the Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, reports the correspondent of”.ru”.

“Under international law there are methods and ways to protect the interests of the Russian Federation, which will be applied in this case, as in others similar,” — said Peskov.

The representative of the Kremlin has refused to answer the question about the possible consequences of the claim. “Here’s some possible reasoning is hardly relevant,” he said.

Earlier in the day it became known that Kiev has filed a lawsuit to the WTO with the requirement to create a group of experts to assess Russia imposed restrictions on the transit of Ukrainian goods to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

As noted in the statement, “commercial aggression of the Russian Federation” needs to obtain an objective assessment of experts, and restrictions lifted.

From 1 January 2016, the Ukrainian goods to Kazakhstan across Russian territory, a move only through established checkpoints on a particular route, as well as under customs escort and with the establishment of seals on the basis of the GLONASS system. From July 3 to this order is distributed for the transit of Ukrainian goods to Kyrgyzstan.

January also operates a food embargo imposed by Moscow against Kiev. The necessity of restrictive measures due to the fact that the country has entered a free trade zone with the European Union. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the Russian embargo “economic shock” and estimated loss of from him of $ 15 billion.