US anti-Russian sanctions affected Austria and other European countries, stated deputy mayor of Austria's Linz, Detlef Wimmer at the Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF), MK reported.
According to him, the sanctions had a major impact on the business sphere. "But Russia has managed to withstand, ” Wimmer said.
He stressed that Austria does not share the restrictive measures of the United States. “We were hurt by these sanctions amounting to around 100 billion dollars,” said the Austrian politician.