Russia’s deputy prime minister has used a visit to Belgium to warn Ukraine about forging closer ties with the EU.
Dmitry Rogozin told euronews that such a move would be a big blow for the country’s economy.
“It means that we can’t keep some sensitive technologies, we would have to consider the complete relocation of such production to Russia. It would mean many problems related to the future of the aviation industry in Ukraine,” he said.
“We warn directly our Ukrainian partners that they have to make a conscious choice and explain to their business leaders about what they will face after the Vilnius Summit,” Rogozin added.
Moscow wants Ukraine to join a Russian-led Eurasian customs union, rather than sign a trade pact with the EU.