April 12, 2018 / 11:34 AM / a year ago

Russian businessman Mordashov asks govt for help with U.S. sanctions

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks with Alexei Mordashov, co-owner of Severstal, during their visit to the Leningrad Metallurgical Plant in St. Petersburg, Russia April 12, 2018. Sputnik/Ekaterina Shtukina/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian businessman Alexei Mordashov on Thursday asked Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for government support for companies hit by U.S. sanctions, RIA news agency reported.

Mordashov also said Russia needs technology to produce gas turbines and the electricity turbine maker he controls, Power Machines, was ready to provide that with help from the government, RIA reported.

Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Jack Stubbs

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