Member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Oleg Morozov in an interview with FAN commented on the statement by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev that Russia introduces a ban on the export of oil to Ukraine.

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“We are to this day the economic and trade partner of the Kiev one. Mirror the picture looks different: Kiev does not want to be the preferred supplier of Russia”, — he said.

As noted by Morozov, ban the supply of Russian oil to be painful for the Ukrainian economy.

In turn, the leading expert of the national energy security Fund, lecturer of Financial University under the government of Russia Stanislav Mitrakhovich in conversation with BAFS “the Economy today” expressed the opinion that the most sensitive for Ukraine would be a shortage of coal, on which depend a significant part of the energy of the country and many of the processes in the metallurgical industry.

“Moscow gave a clear signal to Kiev: proposals of Ukrainian politicians to stop trading with Russia can become a reality,” — said the expert.

Earlier, a member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Sergei Tsekov in an interview with RT commented on the ban on oil exports from Russia to Ukraine.