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 Russia sanctions are "full-fledged economic war," - Russian PM Medvedev


Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the new sanctions imposed by the U.S. are a full-scale trade war.

Censor.NET reports citing BBC.

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Writing on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Medvedev said the sanctions package "ends hopes for improving our relations with the new U.S. administration.
Second, it is a declaration of a full-fledged economic war on Russia. Third, the Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way. This changes the power balance in US political circles," Medvedev wrote.

"The sanctions regime has been codified and will remain in effect for decades unless a miracle happens," the PM said.

Medvedev said he believes the relationship between Russia and the U.S. will remain extremely tense regardless of the composition of the Congress and the personality of the president.

"Lengthy arguments in international bodies and courts are ahead, as well as rising international tensions and refusal to settle major international issues," Medvedev wrote.

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On Aug. 2, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the bill on more sanctions against the Russian Federation. In late July, the U.S. Senate passed the new sanctions bill against Russia overwhelmingly and sent it to Trump for signature. Russia in response restricted U.S. diplomatic missions' access to several facilities and demanded to shorten the staff of the mission by 755 people by Sept. 1.

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