The country will do everything to ensure that sanctions do not hurt domestic production of metals, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich was quoted by Media as saying on Friday.
“Of course, we will do everything possible so that domestic production doesn’t shrink, and grows instead,” Dvorkovich said.
. “We will take certain individual limiting measures with regards to those countries, who introduced sanctions on us, if we don’t need them, if we have our own capacity.
We will grow our own capacity, of course, but work is ongoing; we are analysing each concrete commodity…”
Russia’s lower house of parliament is to consider draft legislation that would give the Kremlin powers to ban or restrict a list of U.S. imports, reacting to new U.S. sanctions on a group of Russian tycoons and officials. (Reuters/NAN)