“Deputy Prime Minister” of Crimea Yury Gotsanuk claims that the peninsula has established cooperation with European companies in agriculture despite the sanctions.
“We have visited several gardening, wine growing and dairy processing companies. They have no sanctions against businesses and partnerships,” said Gotsanuk at a meeting of the Crimean Parliament.
According to him, Crimean farmers purchase planting stock in Italy, dairy processing equipment in France and the Holstein cows in Holland.
As a reminder, the annexed Crimean peninsula is under the EU sanctions.
On June 17 the Council of the European Union prolonged the restrictive measures which had been imposed in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, till June 23, 2017. The sanctions include a ban to import into the EU goods from Crimea and Sevastopol; to invest in Crimea or Sevastopol; to render tourist services in Crimea and Sevastopol; to export certain goods and technologies in Crimea.