To support UC Rusal, which fell under American sanctions.
According to the publication, the brewers are predictably supportive of the idea, but FAS is against it, where they talk about infringing the interests of producers of other types of packaging. In this case, the business of Oleg Deripaska, if he will, is a bit indirect.
Also, the authors of the article note that it is difficult to interpret the idea of officials as direct support of “Rusal”. Aluminum cans in Russia are produced by the American Ball at three plants.