MOSCOW, October 19 – RIA Novosti. The EU is breaking economic ties with Russia in support of Ukraine, but some European countries are trying to protect industries they consider to be their “sacred cows” writes New York Times.
In an interview with the newspaper, anonymous diplomats called lobbying a “farce” Brussels diamond exclusion from the new restrictive package.
“The Belgians protect the trade in Russian diamonds. Greeks transport Russian oil freely. France and several other countries still import Russian uranium for nuclear power plants, ‘the publication reads.