Kudrin discussed with Bolton U.S. sanctions against Russia

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotoreceptor of the accounts chamber of the Russian Federation Alexey Kudrin. Archival photoKudrin discussed with Bolton U.S. sanctions against Russia© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The head of audit chamber of the Russian Federation Alexey Kudrin on Tuesday met with US presidential Advisor on national security, John Bolton, on the initiative of the American side, told RIA Novosti press Secretary Kudrin Yury Armand.

«The meeting was held on Tuesday at the official request of the American side of the foreign Ministry. Discussed the issues of cooperation in the economic sphere,» said Armand.

He added that the estimates of the accounting chamber on the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy remain the same. «The first sanctions in 2014 even though he was sensitive, but did not exert a decisive influence on the Russian economy, was more affected by the drop in oil prices; in 2018, the effects of sanctions will reduce GDP growth by about 0.5%, but generally much more constraining effect of internal factors of development,» he said.

«The Chairman of the audit chamber has raised the question about the need for constructive interaction at different levels and directions, as well as the reduction of sanctions and the restoration of cooperation between Russian and American business,» said Armand.

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