Medvedev: sanctions are economic war

Медведев: Новые санкции - экономическая война

Dmitry Medvedev threatened the United States “by other means”

Russia in the last 100 years existed in constant the pressure of sanctions, reminded the Russian Prime Minister.

Possible further strengthening of economic sanctions against Russia could be regarded as a Declaration of economic war. This was stated by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting with the staff of the Kronotsky state reserve, Interfax reported on Friday, August 10.

“If you follow something like the prohibition of banks or use a particular currency, it can be called absolutely right, it is a Declaration of economic war. And this war needs will have to react – economic means, political means, and, if necessary, by other methods. And our American friends should understand it”, – said Medvedev.

Speaking about the already existing and recently announced sanctions, Medvedev underlined that those measures, “as if Western partners argued that Russian bad, carry out a wrong policy that the government should change its position on several issues, but largely this is a limitation of our economic power”.

The Russian Prime Minister added that sanctions against Moscow were introduced repeatedly and in the Soviet period.

“Our country in the last hundred years has existed in a permanent sanctions pressure. Why is it done? In order to remove Russia from the number of powerful competitors on the international field,” – said Medvedev.

We will remind, on Wednesday, August 8, the United States announced new sanctions against Russia because of the incident in the British Salisbury c 22 Aug. Washington is using sanctions intended to achieve better behavior on the part of the Russian government.

In turn, the Kremlin has called the new measures are unacceptable, the Russian foreign Ministry has promised mirrored response.

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