Russia's Putin says market turmoil 'temporary' decision by investors

by Reuters
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:10 GMT

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the turmoil seen in Russian markets was a "tactical, temporary" decision by investors.

Russia's stockmarket slumped on Monday after Russia's military intervention in Ukraine unnerved investors. Putin was speaking in his first news conference since Ukraine's ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich fled from Ukraine.

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