U.S. business cannot boycott SPIEF - Peskov
MOSCOW. June 3 (Interfax) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said he is sure that U.S. companies will not ignore the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
"Yes, we've heard the statement of the American ambassador in Moscow, he said that he was going to boycott the forum but it doesn't mean that it will be boycotted by the representatives of companies, including those from the U.S.," Peskov said in an interview with the program SophieCo aired by the television channel RT.
"This kind of forums cannot be boycotted, you cannot create a vacuum, because if you create a vacuum instead of certain companies, this vacuum will be filled immediately by companies from some other countries," he said.