“The fact is that the European Union and Ukraine tried to carry in an absolutely illegal statement that called for suspending, limiting in any form the participation of Russia and Belarus in the World Customs Organization,” RIA Novosti quotes Davydov.

He said that thanks to the actions of Russia, the WCO adopted a resolution calling for the preservation of the customs infrastructure.

Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, said that about $2 billion worth of products were delivered to Russia through parallel imports.