MOSCOW, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Russia will soon introduce a series of protective economic measures "in a tough, persistent and active manner" to counter Western sanctions, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday.
"All our measures will be aimed, primarily, at protecting our economy, including in the space industry," Rogozin told reporters during a visit to a major space corporation.
Earlier on the day, the official said by imposing sanctions, the West was "shooting themselves in the foot."
"You may lose a market in an hour, but it may take decades to restore," RIA Novosti news agency quoted him as saying.
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