“In any case, the damage on the European economy will be comparable
to the damage the EU is trying to inflict on the Russian economy, if not
greater. I think they in the European Union understand that. For that
reason, they reserve some niches on the tracks that are the most
sensitive to them even when they announce economic sanctions,” Chizhov
said in an interview with Interfax in Brussels.
“Every country protects these niches differently,” he said.
“For France, it’s clearly the Mistral contracts. For the UK, it’s
financial services for London City. For Germany and many other
countries, it’s, of course, energy cooperation,” Chizhov said.