Sergei Gavrilov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Property, Land and Property Relations, on Wednesday, March 2, commented to Izvestia on the package of anti-crisis measures being developed.
According to him, first of all, the package will include measures to support Russian industry, primarily the military-industrial complex and the aircraft industry.
“What we warned about happened. More than 95% of the aircraft that transport our citizens are leased, and the lessors are European companies. We are obliged to return the planes to the owner. Therefore, large-scale support is needed to restore the aircraft industry. In order to stabilize the civil and military aircraft industry, it is necessary to solve the problems of supplying spare parts, as well as maintenance of operation. These problems should be taken over by the state, and not by aircraft factories, which are experiencing serious difficulties under the sanctions,” he said.
Gavrilov also noted that even before the start of the Russian special operation to protect the population of Donbass, the issue of protecting strategic enterprises from external influence was raised. The Chairman of the State Duma Committee said that work on legislative changes in this area is now being completed.
“In particular, a complete ban will be introduced on the acquisition by foreign citizens and legal entities of shares in business entities related to organizations of the military-industrial complex. We must maintain the integrity and manageability of the Russian defense complex,” he explained.
The package of anti-crisis measures will presumably be considered during the plenary session of the State Duma on March 4.
The parliamentarian specified that the law is planned to be adopted during the spring session of the State Duma, that is, in the first half of 2022.
Earlier in the day, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that unfriendly countries would not be able to destabilize the Russian economy.
In addition, he also commented on the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to limit the export of foreign currency in excess of $10,000 from the country. Peskov noted that Moscow is imposing counter-sanctions in order to minimize the damage from actions aimed at undermining the integrity of the Russian economy. According to him, Russia “will not shoot itself in the foot.” It is important to analyze in detail the hostile actions of countries that have imposed and continue to impose sanctions, and only then to announce countermeasures. In this situation, saving the economy is possible only if tough and thoughtful steps are taken.
The day before, US President Joe Biden said that the Russian economy was allegedly reeling, but the press secretary replied that it was quite capable of standing on its feet.
The situation in Donbass escalated on February 17. The DPR and LPR reported heavy shelling by Ukrainian security forces, including from heavy weapons. The republics announced a general mobilization and evacuation of civilians to the territory of Russia.
On February 21, Putin signed decrees recognizing the independence of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LNR and DNR). Also, the President of the Russian Federation and the heads of both republics, Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin, signed treaties of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance, which were ratified by the republics themselves and Moscow the next day.
On the morning of February 24, Russian leader Vladimir Putin, in his special televised address, announced that a special operation would be carried out in the Donbass in order to protect the civilian population. After that, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of hitting the country’s military infrastructure and introduced martial law throughout Ukrainian territory. Later, it was announced the severance of diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation.
Since 2014, the Kiev authorities have been conducting a military operation against the inhabitants of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup d’état and the new government in Ukraine. At the same time, Kyiv blames Moscow for the current situation. Russia has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the conflict.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.
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