Sanctions: Norway loses $1 billion without access to Russian seafood market

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January 23 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

Norway could not find a substitute for the Russian seafood market. This was stated in Oslo today by the extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russia Teimuraz Ramishvili. According to him, this issue is painful for the fishing industry of the kingdom.

In 2014, Moscow introduced retaliatory measures against the anti-Russian sanctions of the European Union and the EEA. Norway has lost about a billion dollars in revenues, as a result.

The minister of the fishing industry of the country stated that new markets were accessed in China, Japan and Vietnam. However, he stressed that he hopes that in the near future he will be able to “return Norwegian salmon to Russian stores.”

While Washington is busy twisting the arms of the elites to adopt certain policies – it is ordinary people who pay the price, in this case the Norwegian fishermen. In this light, the Norwegian government is not sanctioning Russia, which largely replaced imports through other suppliers, but its own people. 

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