European firms in Russia say they fear being ‘sacrificed’ in Ukraine standoff

October 14, 2014 3:54 PM

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – European companies in Russia warned on Tuesday they were being hurt by a Russian embargo on food imports as well as EU sanctions and risked being “sacrificed” in the standoff over Ukraine.

In comments before Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov delivered a speech to the Association of European Businesses in Russia (AEB), the group’s chairman criticised the EU but also said Russia’s actions violated World Trade Organisation rules.

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