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Around 200,000 jobs are at risk from sanctions in Moscow | War in Ukraine

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In a post on his site, Sergei Sobyanin said a 3.6 billion ruble (about 54 million Canadian dollars) aid package was adopted last week to help Muscovites at risk of layoff.

000people risk losing their jobs”,”text”:”This program primarily concerns employees of foreign companies who have temporarily suspended their activities or decided to leave Russia. According to our estimates, approximately 200,000 people are at risk of losing their jobs”}}”>This program primarily concerns employees of foreign companies who have temporarily suspended their activities or decided to leave Russia. According to our estimates, around 200,000 people are at risk of losing their jobs.said the mayor.

The town hall will offer employees of foreign companies who are technically unemployed temporary jobs allowing additional income such as archive management or equipment repair municipal.

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The municipality also says it provides subsidies to finance professional retraining.

According to the town hall, financial aid for families should be opened, under a recent presidential decree, and measures taken to facilitate loans for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Finally, the city of Moscow says it has built, without specifying a date, three drug factories to compensate for the suspension of pharmaceutical imports, on which the Russians depend heavily.

In this domain, a great work awaits us, the results will take years to arrivesaid Mr. Sobianine.

Support the ruble

Separately, the Kremlin said on Monday that countries unfriendly still have time to opt for payment in rubles for the gas they import from Russia.

Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov declined to say how many countries have so far accepted the change imposed by Moscow.

At the end of March, the Russian president signed a decree requiring foreign customers to pay for their gas and oil in rubles, failing which deliveries could be interrupted.

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This decision was to allow Russia to support its national currency, heckled by sanctions.

However, several European countries have denounced this initiative, Germany – largely dependent on Russian gas – has mentioned a blackmail of Vladimir Poutine, denouncing the change of methods of contracts already concluded.

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