Brexit not to impact Russia's economy - Alexei Kudrin

Alexei Kudrin: "Both the EU and Britain will become economically weaker."

Alexei Kudrin: "Both the EU and Britain will become economically weaker."

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Center for Strategic Developments head comments on the UK's referendum

Brexit will weaken the economies of both Britain and the European Union, but it will not influence Russia, Center for Strategic Developments head Alexei Kudrin said.

"I think that the EU will come round, but both the EU and Britain will become economically weaker," Kudrin said on his Twitter account.

"Brexit will not have any considerable effect on Russia. We have our own problems, which are more sensitive," he said.

Earlier Kudrin said that he regretted British citizens' decision in favor of their country's exit from the European Union, but did not think that it would lead to a catastrophe on the financial market.

"The Britons' decision to leave the EU is regrettable. But a catastrophe will not occur, even though the financial market will face short-term instability," Kudrin said on his Twitter account.

It was reported the referendum's officially tally showed that, with turnout standing at over 72 percent, 51.9 percent of British voters supported their country's exit from the European Union.

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