Putin says transition to rouble payments will strengthen currency
May 23 (Reuters) - Transitioning to rouble payments for foreign firms buying Russian exports will strengthen Russia's currency, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.
Speaking at a televised meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Putin also said the measures that the Russian government has taken to support the economy have had a positive effect.
Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey
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