The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said That the Italian organization received less billion euros due punishment in the sphere of military-technical cooperation.
"As for our cooperation in military-technical sphere, there is not so good interaction, honestly, and it does not matter for Russia's defense capability, But the rejection only pre-planned joint actions and contracts has led to the fact That the Italian organization received less billion euros. Could get, load their businesses, jobs, to do or to Express support. This did not happen because of the sanctions, " - said Putin at a press conference after talks with Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi.
He clarified That the Russian Federation is currently implementing a program of import substitution, which is useful for the development of domestic industry and high technology." But, in General, it does, by itself, harm to our cooperation ", - said the head.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news