14:01 GMT23 April 2021
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    Russia is ready to negotiate a single market with the European Union in any format, with or without the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the first deputy economic development minister said Wednesday.

    ROSTOCK (Germany) (Sputnik) On Tuesday, Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukaev said Moscow was open to resume the dialogue on EEU-EU single economic space.

    "[We will negotiate ] in any format convenient for our European partners… [We] will act as it would be convenient for Europeans, as soon as they are ready," Alexey Likhachev told reporters.

    The Russia-led EEU, in existence since January 2015, provides for the free movement of goods, services, capital and labor among its five member states: Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.


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