Russia’s authorities will have to carry out a major effort on reducing the economic losses inflicted by the coronavirus despite the optimistic figures of the Ministry of Economic Development, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday, APA reports citing TASS.
"Unfortunately, the crisis is still there and an intensive effort will be made in the future on minimizing the consequences of this crisis," Peskov said. According to him, entrepreneurs are facing certain problems. This concerns both small and medium-sized businesses and major industries.
"Although, as we know, there is a reason for optimism. As you know, the Ministry of Economic Development published more upbeat figures of the economic recession compared with those that we had last week. This is a plus," Peskov said.