Medvedev: Russia does not intend to negotiate the lifting of sanctions


RIA Novosti

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said that sanctions against Russia are not worth the damage they cause to business in the field of Russia’s trade with other countries. About it reports TASS.

“You know our position: there are no economic sanctions, unfortunately, does not compensate for the economic harm to the business. But we do not came up, so not for us to raise the question of the lifting of sanctions, the main thing now is to minimise the difficulties that exist,” Medvedev said after talks with Prime Minister of Finland, Juha Sipilä.

He also stressed that Russian-Finnish foreign trade “suffered”, significantly down from a peak of $22 billion turnover in 2013.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that sanctions are increasingly used for political purposes.