Russia's Nornickel co-owner says U.S. sanctions resemble trade war

MOSCOW, April 10 (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin said on Tuesday the U.S. sanctions imposed on some Russian companies resembled a large-scale trade war.

In an interview with Rossiya 24 TV, Potanin did not rule out a further escalation in the sanctions, but said metals production at Norilsk Nickel, in which he is the largest shareholder, was in high demand and the company's long-term prospects were favourable. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Mark Potter)