Over the next two weeks, the Russian government will make a decision that may allow Ford Motor Company to increase production in Russia to 25,000 cars a year. This was reported by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Alyoshin following a meeting with Vice President of the Ford Motor Company Wolfgang Schneider. At present, the company produces 12,500 Ford Focus cars in Russia a year.
Schneider also stated that the company would like to use more Russia-produced components, including for Ford cars intended for the European market. Alyoshin, in his turn, approved this initiative that is likely to boost Russian exports.
Russia respects the territorial integrity of Ukraine as per the 1991 Declaration of Independence, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news conference following the 78th session of the UN General Assembly