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We can not allow sanctions to violate the growth of Russia’s economy, Medvedev said.

RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY) –┬áNew US sanctions against Russia should not disrupt the emerging growth of the Russian economy, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting with members of the Bureau of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE).

“I made a report last week in the State Duma on behalf of the government, said that we have learned recently to turn calls into development stimuli – this gives relatively good results.” The economic growth in the current period is quite good, even despite the parameters that we took on ourselves as obligations, the beginning of the year is quite acceptable, “Medvedev said.

He stressed the importance of maintaining these growth rates.

“According to the results of the first quarter, the industry grew by almost 2% compared to the first quarter of last year, and such tendencies must be fixed, but it is also obvious that we should not allow such kind of correct sprouts of our economy to fall under the negative effect of sanctions , I mean the restrictive package that was recently installed by the United States, “Medvedev said.