Russia`s Putin orders response to Western sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government Tuesday to draft a response to Western economic sanctions over Moscow`s perceived backing of pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine`s volatile east.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 05, 2014, 21:53 PM IST

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government Tuesday to draft a response to Western economic sanctions over Moscow`s perceived backing of pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine`s volatile east.
"The Russian government has already proposed a number of response measures to so-called sanctions imposed by certain countries," news agencies quoted Putin as saying.
"I think that in current conditions, in order to ensure the interests our producers, we could very well think about this now."