According to Alekseyenko, the proposals to restrict supplies of flowers from the European Union are currently voiced.
"Many other countries are willing to supply flowers to us while our own industry will begin to gradually recover in case of the embargo. Also, the calls have long been voiced to make the supplies directly from Latin America but not through the Netherlands," the official said.
Besides, he said that the domestic manufacturers propose to prohibit the import of the European chocolate as well. "There is premium quality chocolate from the EU, including from Belgium, France, and Germany on the shelves of the Russian stores. And this is the share of market our producers want to capture. We are able to produce sophisticated chocolate after all," Alekseyenko said.
Yet, the only body to decide upon the issue of extension of sanctions is the government, he stressed.