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Russia takes no pleasure in EU’s economic problems Putin

The bloc has entered a recession, in contrast to the CIS, the Russian president stated

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his evaluation of the present financial state of affairs within the EU on Friday, stating that it has entered a recession, however that Moscow takes no pleasure in noting the bloc’s misfortune.

Putin was talking at a summit of the leaders of the Commonwealth of Unbiased States (CIS), which is at the moment underway within the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. He was referring to some particular person EU international locations that are affected by an financial contraction this 12 months, in addition to the weak development forecast for the bloc.

“It is a recession. We aren’t gloating, we aren’t applauding, we aren’t grinning and chuckling – no, we’re merely stating the actual fact. Within the CIS, there’s 2.2% development, and the rise in industrial manufacturing is even better, at 2.7%,” the president stated.

Germany, the EU’s financial powerhouse, formally slipped right into a technical recession within the first quarter of the 12 months after contracting 0.3%. In accordance with the most recent estimate from the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF), the nation’s GDP is anticipated to shrink by one other 0.5% by the 12 months’s finish.

Germany’s vitality intensive manufacturing sector was beforehand closely depending on vitality provides from Russia which have successfully dried up within the aftermath of EU sanctions on Moscow.

Different EU nations, such because the Netherlands, Eire, Lithuania and Estonia additionally slid right into a technical recession this 12 months, as their economies shrank for 2 consecutive quarters.

The Commonwealth of Unbiased States (CIS) is a regional group that features Russia and lots of of its fellow former Soviet republics. They embrace Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

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