Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin dismissed Andrei Babko from the post of trade representative of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.
"To release Andrei Vladimirovich Babko from the post of trade representative of the Russian Federation in Ukraine in connection with the transfer to another job," the text of the order, published on Tuesday on the official portal of legal information, says.
Babko was appointed the new sales representative of Russia in February 2020 and became the first Russian sales representative in Ukraine in eight years.
However, in November, the Russian government made a decision close the sales office in Kiev.
Russia is Ukraine's second largest trading partner after China. For 11 months of 2020, trade between the countries increased to $ 39.7 billion, while Ukraine exported goods and services to the Russian Federation by $ 12.97 billion less than it imported.