#AceNewsServices – SOCHI, September 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the country’s trade representatives to find alternative suppliers of high-technology equipment amid Western sanctions.
Speaking at the Investment Forum in Sochi on Friday, Medvedev said the government should support all the enterprises that have been directly targeted by the sanctions against Russia, imposed by the US, the EU and other countries.
“The government is already undertaking these supportive steps, not only in the financial sector. I have called on our trade representatives abroad to search for alternative suppliers of high-technology equipment,” Medvedev said.
The Russian prime minister has also stressed that Russia should build a “more rational balance” of its own production and imports. “Especially, if we talk about production and technologies ensuring the country’s defensive capacity,” he said.