May 8, 2018 / 2:42 PM / 6 months ago

Putin says sanctions against Russian aluminium aim to secure competitive edge

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes the oath during an inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia May 7, 2018. Sputnik/Ekaterina Shtukina/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that sanctions imposed on Russian aluminium aimed to give a competitive edge to those that imposed them.

Russian aluminium giant Rusal and shareholder Oleg Deripaska were included on a U.S. sanctions blacklist last month.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Gareth Jones

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