23:59 GMT +319 July 2019
Listen Live
    Interview with Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko

    Matvienko: New US Sanctions Not to Significantly Affect Russian Economy

    © Sputnik / Ekaterina Chesnokova
    Russia
    Get short URL
    140

    Russian upper house of parliament speaker Valentina Matvienko said that new possible sanctions will not affect the pace of Russia's economic development.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Prospective US Congress sanctions against Russia will not dramatically hamper the country's GDP and economic position, Russian upper house of parliament speaker Valentina Matvienko said Monday.

    "[Sanctions] will not affect the pace of Russia's economic development," Federation Council chair Matvienko said at a briefing.

    She noted that European Union member states view negatively "Washington's evident desire to oust Russian energy suppliers from the European market."

    "I hope these sanctions will be balanced, if they happen at all," Matvienko said, adding that "there are no grounds for them."

    Related:

    EU Believes New US Anti-Russian Sanctions Might Break G7 Unity
    European Barrier: EU Could Respond to US Anti-Russian Sanctions Extension
    EU to Consider Response to Possible New US Sanctions Against Russia – Reports
    US Administration Supportive of Anti-Russian Sanctions Bill - White House
    Tags:
    sanctions, Valentina Matvienko, United States, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik