Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Economy

Poroshenko estimated losses of Russia from sanctions of the EU and the USA — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com/Pavlo Gonchar Russia because of sanctions of the EU and the USA lost $150 billion, or 10% of GDP, the current president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said in an interview to the Politico edition. Words of the Ukrainian leader are cited by his press service. "Russia lost 150,000,000,000 dollars and 10% of GDP because of sanctions and also ten years of development in the most sensitive sectors of the Russian economy" — Poroshenko said. According to him, because of sanctions Russia begins to spend much less funds for a military complex. "And despite all disputes, Europe together with the United States, together with all countries of the G7, keeps unity at least in a question of Ukraine. But I want more sanctions" — Poroshenko added. He noted that new sanctions against Russia could concern the banking sector and dual-use goods. The EU, the USA and some other countries imposed sanctions against Russia in March, 2014 in connection with annexation of the Crimea. Sanctions carry both personal (personal) character, and sectoral, and affect a large number of the Russian companies. Later restrictive measures repeatedly extended.

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