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Putin: Russian Defense Industry Should Stop Using Foreign Parts


Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement comes after Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement comes after Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.
President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia's defense industry should stop relying on foreign components and should be self-sufficient.

Speaking at a meeting of defense officials on May 14 at his Black Sea residence near Sochi, Putin said, "We need to do our utmost for anything used in our defence sector to be produced on our territory, so that we would not be dependent on anyone."

Putin's statement comes after Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.

The United States has threatened to target some high-tech exports to Russia as part of sanctions, in addition to visa bans and asset freezes that are already in place.
Based on reporting by Reuters and Interfax

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