April 24, 2018 / 9:31 AM / 5 months ago

Kremlin cautious about possible easing of U.S. curbs on Rusal

MOSCOW, April 24 (Reuters) - Moscow is "cautious" about the possibility of Washington easing its sanctions on Russia's biggest aluminium producer Rusal, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

The United States on Monday gave Rusal's American customers more time to comply with sanctions.

"In this case I would be rather cautious, as these statements are so hypothetical. It is clear that the decisions that have been taken are a painful blow to aluminium buyers on many continents, and naturally buyers are asking themselves why they have to bear the burden," Peskov said. (Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova Writing by Polina Ivanova Editing by Andrey Ostroukh)

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