Putin declared about overcoming Russia impact of sanctions
Russia is interested in the abolition of European sanctions, but have successfully overcome their consequences, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in Vienna after talks with Austrian President van der Bellena.
“Russia has overcome, I can assure you, all the difficulties associated with external constraints. For us a few years ago it was not easy, bearing in mind that we are simultaneously faced with a significant — twice — by the fall of commodity prices of our traditional exports. However, we have not only preserved the macroeconomic stability, but also strengthened it,” — said Putin.
Putin reiterated that sanctions a phenomenon of the same order of protectionism used to resolve political issues.
I think these actions, which we call the sanctions harmful for all, and therefore their abolition, I think, in the interest of all. We.Mr Putinprime of the Russian Federation
During the talks, Russia and Austria exchanged views on international and regional issues, discussed Ukraine, Syria, told reporters Putin. On the question whether there is potential for growth in economic relations of Austria and Russia, Putin replied that the relations are developing well and steadily, and reminded that Russia is now the second investor in the Austrian economy (after Germany). Russia and Austria good prospects in mechanical engineering, wood processing, he added.
Putin also noted that over the 50 years from the date of conclusion of the contract on gas supplies from the USSR to the Austrian market Austria has become one of the key nodes of transporting Russian gas to Western Europe and plays an important role in ensuring energy security of the European continent. “Overall, this anniversary symbolizes the mutually beneficial, time-tested partnership that our two countries intend to actively strengthen in the future,” — said the Russian President.