Putin: Western sanctions against Russia provoke global crisis


May 12, Fineko/abc.az. Western sanctions against Russia are hitting the economies of those countries that impose them, as well as provoking a global crisis.

ABC.AZ reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin stated about this at a meeting on economic issues.

The Russian leader stressed that, first of all, this can be seen by the sharp increase of inflation in Europe: in some countries it has already come close to 20% per annum, and as a whole, in the eurozone commodity prices have added over 11%.

"The blame for the global consequences of sanctions against Russia, including possible famine in a number of states, lies with Western countries that are ready to sacrifice the rest of the world for their dominance," Putin stated.