There is no doubt that Russia will be able to withstand any sanctions pressure. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey LavrovRIA Novosti reports.
Lavrov stressed that the Russian side intends to use all available opportunities and tools to protect its own interests. He also expressed confidence that “Russia will withstand any sanctions pressure.” At the same time, Moscow will continue to adapt to the new foreign trade and financial realities and intensify import substitution, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry believes.
“Together with friends, we will reduce the share of the US dollar in mutual trade and transfer mutual settlements into national currencies,” Lavrov said in an interview with Newsweek magazine.
Formerly Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Ecology, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Dmitry Kobylkin stated that in the fields of geological exploration and mining of solid minerals import dependence remains high. And the role of the state in this matter is key – it is important to keep track of what equipment is needed and what can replace it.