OREANDA-NEWS  Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin said in a telegram channel that after the denunciation of the agreement with Britain on fishing, Russian fishermen will be able to extract even more fish in the Barents Sea and it will become more accessible.

"Yesterday we denounced the Soviet-era agreement with the British government on fisheries, signed on May 25, 1956... Our President (Vladimir Putin) has decided to terminate the agreement... The deputies unanimously supported him... After the denunciation of this agreement, our fishermen will be able to extract more fish in their native Barents Sea, it will become more accessible to our citizens," Volodin wrote in his Telegram channel.

He recalled that the treaty allowed British vessels to engage in fishing in the Barents Sea, in the territorial waters of the USSR, and then Russia.

"It was a unilateral decision, our country received nothing in return... When Nikita Khrushchev received him in 1956, it is difficult to say what guided him. But definitely not national interests," Volodin said.

Last year alone, in 2023, the British caught 566 thousand tons of cod and haddock, for them this is 40% of the "fish menu", considered a favorite dish, he noted.

"At the same time, they announce almost 2,000 sanctions against us, they behave extremely unfriendly and aggressive towards Russia... When they ask if we can respond to the sanctions, we can," the chairman of the State Duma added.

"With (Mikhail) They lost the country to Gorbachev, and with Putin they gained it: Crimea returned to Russia, they protected our brothers in Donbass and Novorossiya, and today they returned natural resources... And the British need to learn proverbs: Russians harness for a long time, but they drive fast," Volodin added.