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Siluanov: sanctions promote reforms in Russia

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Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov believes that the Western sanctions promote the process of reforming the country and play a positive role to some extent upon the economy.

However, their impact on the global economy is connected with a number of negative trends, the minister said.

First of all, it is about the protectionism policy and influence upon some countries aimed at having preferences.

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“We believe it is a way to a deadlock in development of the world economy,” TASS quotes him as saying.

Earlier, the US raised import duties for aluminum what cost Russia $537.6mn per year, imposed restrictions against leading Russian companies and is trying to derail construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Permalink: eadaily.com/en/news/2018/05/24/siluanov-sanctions-promote-reforms-in-russia
Published on May 24th, 2018 11:53 AM
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