on Thursday said that the country’s economy has been experiencing a shock and
that Kremlin has taken measures to dilute the impact. Kremlin described the
economic shock as an “absolutely unprecedented” economic war being
waged against Moscow.
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, western countries led by the United
States have imposed sweeping sanctions against Russia.
economy is experiencing a shock impact now and there are negative consequences,
they will be minimised,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on
a conference call.
described the current situation as disturbing but said that measures to put the
economy on a recovery path were already taken.
is absolutely unprecedented. The economic war that has started against our
country has never taken place before. So it is very hard to forecast
also said the Kremlin would seek information from the Russian military after
Ukraine accused Russia of bombing a children’s hospital in the besieged city of
will definitely ask our military, because you and I don’t have clear
information about what happened there,” Peskov said.
the military are very likely to provide some information.”
also told reporters that Ukraine was kept proposing talks between Ukrainian
President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
is constantly making such offers to us,” he said, adding that so far
contacts have been elevated to foreign minister-level – Ukraine’s Dmytro Kuleba
and Russia’s Sergei Lavrov were meeting in Turkey as he spoke.
us wait for the results and see what they agree on,” Peskov said when
asked if a top-level meeting was possible.
attacked Ukraine on February 24 after months of military deployment at the
Ukrainian border. In view of the incessant bombing and shelling, several people
from Ukraine fled the country to find shelters in neighbouring countries.
Union, meanwhile, will sit for a two-day meeting starting Thursday to discuss economic and investment growth for the member nations after Russia attacked Ukraine.
Several European nations imposed economic sanctions on Russia.