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    The European Union envoy to Russia stated that EU remains a key trade partner for the Russian Federation despite the sanctions and counter-sanctions.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — EU Envoy to Russia Vygaudas Usackas said Wednesday that regardless of sanctions exchange the European Union and Russia remain important partners in trade, energy and other sectors.

    "Despite the sanctions and counter-sanctions, we continue to maintain very close relations. The EU remains a key trade partner for the Russian Federation," Usackas said at the annual Gaidar Forum in Moscow.

    According to Usackas, trade turnover between Russia and the EU in 2015 was larger than between Russia and member-countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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