Medvedev: the US declared a full trade war


RIA Novosti

American authorities have announced Russia’s full-fledged trade war. This statement was made by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in his account in Facebook.

“The signing by US President of a new sanctions law against Russia creates several implications. First, the hope of improving our relations with the new American administration – the end. Second, Russia declared a full trade war. Thirdly, the administration trump has demonstrated the complete impotence, the most humiliating handing Executive powers to the Congress. This changes the balance of power in the political circles of the USA”, — wrote Medvedev.

Medvedev expressed confidence that the sanctions will operate for decades, regardless of the composition of the Congress and the personality of the President of the United States. The Prime Minister has described the nature of the current restrictive measures comprehensive. A new package of sanctions will be tougher restrictions stipulated in the amendment of Jackson-Vanik amendment of 1974. The Prime Minister noted that the U.S. government ignored the interests of American business. In addition, according to Medvedev, the establishment is “completely outplayed trump”, putting the head of state “in place”. The Prime Minister described the ultimate goal of the American elite “the elimination of the non-system player”.

2 Aug Donald trump signed a law tightening sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that the President “is not amused” by this law. The document envisages the extension of the restrictive measures taken by the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama. The new sanctions will complicate the process of obtaining Russian companies, loans to the West and the work of the energy companies. The initiative involves opposition to the construction of “Nord stream-2”. The sanctions covered all the new projects that the share of Russian companies is 33% or more. Furthermore, the law complicates the head of state the process of abolition of restrictive measures. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called new U.S. sanctions “pursue one’s own interests with aggravating circumstances and with special cynicism”. In the European Union, the US actions are called unilateral.