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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Putin Criticizes IMF

MOSCOW -- The government disagrees with the International Monetary Fund's opinion that Russia failed to carry out some of its agreements with the fund, Interfax quoted Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as saying Saturday.

"We are absolutely sure that we fully implemented all our preliminary promises and terms and the IMF admitted it," Putin said.

"The IMF has taken a political position and undermined its own foundation. We will doubtless manage.

"We are not going to suspend our ties, and we will maintain contact. We hope that this issue will be resolved as it is not of economic nature," Interfax quoted him as saying.