Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia “thinks” in retaliatory measures to Western sanctions imposed by its supposedly militarily support to separatist pro-Russian in eastern Ukraine.
“The government thinks about it, it prepares proposals,” Putin said in Dushanbe, where he is attending a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Russian news agencies reported.
According to Putin, if the government “concludes that these measures relate to the interests” of the Russian economy, they shall adopt them.
A Kremlin adviser, Andrei Beusov, had warned that Moscow could restrict exports of some cars or consumer products such as clothing, adding to the alimentary embargo in early August.
Putin acknowledged that the alimentary embargo had “negative effects, but minimal” at the same time that stimulated Russian agriculture.