“A full-fledged trade war has been declared on Russia,” he noted.
“We will quietly continue our work to develop economy and the social sphere and will be engaged in import substitution, as well as address most important state tasks, counting upon ourselves, first of all,” the prime minister stated. “We have learnt to do it in the recent years in the conditions of almost closed financial markets, fear of foreign creditors and investors to bankroll in Russia on pain of sanctions against third parties and countries,” he added. “It benefitted us in some way, though sanctions are senseless as a whole,” Medvedev stated. “We’ll pull through,” the prime minister affirmed.
Tightening sanctions against Russia has cast a long shadow on hopes to improve relations with the Donald Trump administration, according to Medvedev.
“It is the death of hopes to improve our relations with the new American administration,” he wrote.