Medvedev: in the near future, against the backdrop of sanctions, Russia can only rely on itself Russia, against the backdrop of sanctions, “has nowhere to go”, and it will have to do everything to replace foreign equipment with domestic counterparts that are not inferior to it in terms of characteristics, Medvedev said
Russia in the short term can only rely on itself, sanctions will not be lifted from it, so everything must be done to replace imported equipment with domestic counterparts, said Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of the Security Council, at a meeting at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). The broadcast was conducted on the page of the university on VKontakte.
“You all perfectly understand that this very blockade, these sanctions, whatever you want to call them, they are very long <…> And they [Western countries] will not remove it in the foreseeable future. That is, in the next foreseeable periods, we can rely only on our own strength, — said Medvedev.
According to him, in the current situation there is “a very big challenge, and a lot of minuses”, but “there are, probably, certain pluses”, since this situation can become “an impulse for new breakthrough solutions.”
The most important thing, as noted by the deputy head of the Security Council,— it is that “there is nowhere to go already.” “We will need to do everything to replace foreign equipment with domestic analogues that are not inferior to it in terms of technical characteristics,” — he declared.
As Medvedev noted, Russia “has a lot of things here,” and this is “not just copying imported samples” that are now unavailable due to sanctions, but “creating original developments.” “As a rule, it is always even better in level,” — he added.
Since the end of February, Western countries, including the European Union, the United States and Great Britain, have repeatedly tightened sanctions against Russia. Under restrictive measures, including the export of microelectronics and high-tech products. In particular, the United States began to refuse to issue licenses to exporters to supply “sensitive” products for the defense, aerospace and shipbuilding industries, including semiconductors, computers, telecommunications, information security equipment, lasers, sensors. Restrictions on exports to Russia also apply to semiconductors manufactured in Asia using American equipment.
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President Vladimir Putin called these sanctions “one of the difficult topics” and “one of the main areas of attack on Russia from the entire set of restrictive measures.” He noted that the Russian government “for several years has been trying to launch, recreate and create a microelectronic industry on a new basis.” in the country.
Russian authorities consider Western sanctions illegal. The Foreign Ministry promised to answer them. In particular, in early June, Russia restricted the export of noble (inert) gases, such as neon, which is a key component in the production of chips, Reuters reported citing the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. And the Kremlin noted that Russia is able to “succeed” with the Western world, even though the USSR did not succeed in its time.
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