Putin berates U.S. over sanctions before G20 meeting

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks at the APEC CEO Summit at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing November 10, 2014, part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.

(Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of undermining the very trade institutions it created by imposing sanctions on Russia, a “mistake” he hoped would be overcome in the “final count”.

In an interview with Russian state news agency TASS before a meeting of the G20 major and developing economies, Putin said sanctions imposed by the United States and European Union on Russia over Ukraine harmed Russia, but also the global economy.

 
 
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