Western sanctions hit Russia’s economy

As trade restrictions imposed over Russia’s role in Ukraine crisis keep tightening, Moscow seeks to soften the blow.

Russia’s currency, the rouble, is trading at an all-time low versus the dollar as concerns grow over the impact of sanctions on the country’s economy.

The US and Europe introduced fresh sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine over a week ago.

Al Jazeera’s Peter Sharp reports from Moscow on how Russia is fighting back.

Source: Al Jazeera