NEWSWATCH: “Medvedev threatens Russian counter-measures on U.S. goods” – Financial Times/Kathrin Hille

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“Moscow has threatened to hit imports from the U.S. or even products made by American companies in Russia as a retaliation against the crippling sanctions imposed Washington last week that battered Russian markets and have pushed Russian aluminium company Rusal to the brink. … Medvedev … said … that the government would ‘look into’ the possibility of counter-measures on ‘a whole number of products’ not just provided to the Russian market from outside but even those produced by American-invested businesses in the country. … some of … Putin’s more anti-western advisers proposed drastic steps such as a complete de-dollarisation of the Russian economy or confiscation of foreign investors’ assets in the country [but] the president did not embrace those. …”

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