Moscow hopes for a productive dialogue with Cyprus and the development of acceptable solutions on the issue of amending the agreement on avoidance of double taxation, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Fourth European Department of the MFA of Russia Yuri Philipson.
"In accordance with the instructions of the leadership of the country's Ministry of foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of Finance instructed to determine the list of international treaties of the Russian Federation on avoidance of double taxation and to ensure that the changes providing for taxation at the rate of 15% of income in the form of dividends and interest paid to non tax residents of the Russian Federation", - said the diplomat.
In the case of expulsion of Russian diplomats from Bulgaria, not without "external stimulants" that are trying to prevent the intensification of cooperation between the two countries, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the fourth European Department of the MFA of Russia Yuri Philipson.
As the diplomat noted, the decision of the Sofia Moscow has learned from the media and not through official channels, which is contrary to international practice.
Construction of the pipeline "Balkan thread" (the Bulgarian part of the pipeline "Turkish stream"), as stated by the Bulgarian authorities, will be completed by January 1, 2021, are also preparations for the construction of Belene NPP, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Fourth European Department of the MFA of Russia Yuri Philipson.
"The construction of the second line of the "Turkish stream" on the territory of Bulgaria is planned pace and the assurances of partners will be completed by January 1, 2021. Prime Minister Boyko Borisov holds the implementation of the project under personal control, regularly inspect the construction site. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, which still makes itself felt, preparations for the construction of NPP "Belene" - said the diplomat.
Moscow considers Washington's desire to buy the Russian s-400 Ankara as another manifestation of the US to achieve their goals through pressure, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Fourth European Department of the MFA of Russia Yuri Philipson.
Republican Senator John Thune had earlier proposed to resolve the contradictions between the USA and Turkey according to the Russian s-400 by purchasing these complexes in Ankara, according to the text of the proposed amendment to the defense budget of the United States. In order to purchase named assurances to Turkey that she will not buy the proceeds other military equipment, is incompatible with the requirement of NATO.