August 5, 2014 / 3:28 PM / 3 years ago

Putin tells government to respond to Western sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to prepare retaliatory measures against the latest round of Western sanctions, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a session of the State Council Presidium in Voronezh, August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

“Of course, it should be done carefully in order to support domestic producers and not hamper consumers,” he was quoted as saying.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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