May 8, 2018 / 2:42 PM / in 17 days

Putin says sanctions against Russian aluminium aim to secure competitive edge

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 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

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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