"The volume of trade with the European Union is sharply decreasing - by about half both in weight and in value compared to previous periods. This trend continues this year," RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

With this, he noted the good dynamics of trade with the EAEU countries. Davydov recalled that Russian President Vladimir Putin recently pointed out that the Russian side over the past year had a 15% increase in trade in this area.

"In the first quarter of this year, we have an increase of another 22%. Almost all countries are very active. The largest increase in trade is with Armenia," he added.

Earlier, Russian Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev announced an increase in fish exports to friendly countries by 40% in 2022.