Alexei Kudrin: "Both the EU and Britain will become economically weaker."Valery Sharifulin/TASS
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.
Думаю, ЕС придёт в себя, но как ЕС так и Великобритания станут экономически слабее.— Алексей Кудрин (@Aleksei_Kudrin) 24 June 2016
"Brexit will not have any considerable effect on Russia. We have our own problems, which are more sensitive," he said.
На Россию Brexit существенно не влияет. У нас свои проблемы, более чувствительные— Алексей Кудрин (@Aleksei_Kudrin) 24 June 2016
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.
Можно сожалеть о решении британцев о выходе из ЕС. Но катастрофы не произойдет, хотя на финрынке будет краткосрочная нестабильность.— Алексей Кудрин (@Aleksei_Kudrin) 24 June 2016
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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