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France on the hunt for anyone who tries to circumvent sanctions — Russian Ambassador

It is reported that some French businesses have left Russia
Russian Ambassador to France Alexey Meshkov Mikhail Metzel/TASS
Russian Ambassador to France Alexey Meshkov
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MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. French authorities are going after any businessmen who even theoretically do not comply with anti-Russian sanctions, Ambassador in Paris Aleksey Meshkov said on the air with the Rossiya-24 TV Channel.

"Indeed the hunt is on for anyone who might even theoretically not be complying with anti-Russian sanctions," the Ambassador said, answering a question about whether French entrepreneurs are ready to sever ties with Russian businessmen, as the French authorities are working on measures to crack down on the circumvention of anti-Russian sanctions..

Some French businesses have left Russia, Meshkov noted. Other companies continue to leave but a large group of companies continues to operate. "Businesses are working. The trade turnover is at a good level. Certainly, this is due in large part to huge purchases of petroleum products and gas last year; we will see how the situation develops this year," the diplomat added.