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    Russian Agriculture Not to Suffer if Western Sanctions Lifted - Minister

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    Russia's agriculture industry will not suffer in case if the Western countries lift sanctions, Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) —  He explained that Russia to respond by lifting its own countermeasures.

    "I think nothing bad will happen. We have already taken our place in the market, our shelves in the country. We are competitive. Yes, we will feel the effects, but it will not be scary," Tkachev said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 broadcaster.

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