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Moscow is considering a response to US sanctions

RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY) –¬†Moscow will take a decision to impose counter-sanctions against the United States after examining the impact of sanctions imposed by Washington on Russia, the Russian news agency quoted Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as saying on Friday, adding that his country would do everything in its power to ensure that it did not harm Sanctions on local mineral production.

“We will certainly make every effort to prevent the decline of domestic production and even to increase it,” Dvorkovic said.

The Russian parliament is due to discuss a bill that would give the Kremlin powers to ban or impose restrictions on a list of US imports in response to new sanctions imposed by Washington on a group of Russian businessmen and officials.