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Russia: Trade Sanctions

Volume 686: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the Government of the Russian Federation regarding the removal of Russian trade sanctions against Moldova and Georgia and the reinstatement of normal facilities for remittances by Georgians working in Russia.[HL7780]

We have made it clear to the Government of the Russian Federation that we look to them to take early action to lift the measures taken against Georgia. In addition, on 17 October the General Affairs and Economic Relations Council of the EU expressed its grave concern at the measures adopted by the Russian Federation against Georgia and at their economic, political and humanitarian consequences.

The ban on wine imports from Moldova has also been raised with Russia by the EU.