Putin, at G20 summit, proposes lifting sanctions on essential goods amid coronavirus

By: - March 26, 2020
Russian President Putin takes part in a meeting with G20 leaders via video link at his residence outside Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video link, held by leaders from the Group of 20 to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impacts, at his residence outside Moscow, Russia March 26, 2020. Sputnik/Kremlin via REUTERS

March 26, 2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin told the G20 video-summit on Thursday that participating countries need a common plan to support their economies amid the coronavirus outbreak and he proposed a moratorium on sanctions related to essential goods.

Putin also proposed creating a special fund under International Monetary Fund control to fight the spread of the virus.

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; writing by Polina Devitt; editing by)

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