Volodin has offered Medvedev the mirror to answer US sanctions
Moscow. April 11. INTERFAX.RU — Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin at a meeting on Wednesday appealed to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with a proposal to mirror, respond to US sanctions against Russia.
“We have to respond to this boorish behavior on the part of the United States, openly lobbying the US, its interests, creating obstacles for Russian business. In this regard, dear colleagues, Mr President, it would be right to take mirror measures, against products from the United States,” said Volodin, speaking in explanation of position of the faction “United Russia” in the framework of the report of the head of the government Medvedev to deputies by results of work of the office for six years.
According to Volodina, it is necessary “to do exactly what they (the US) take in relation to our producers”.
The head of Center for strategic research, former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin spoke out against the introduction of Russian retaliatory sanctions against U.S. companies and their subsidiaries. So, Kudrin said inappropriate retaliatory sanctions — these measures he called counterproductive, indicating that they will also affect Russian companies.
Last Friday the U.S. Treasury imposed new sanctions against Russia. At this news, as well as the escalation of the conflict around Syria, the Russian stock market is falling at the fastest rate since March 2014, and the ruble renews multi-month lows.