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Dmitri Medvedev affirms that the EU has suffered the “sweet consequences” of the sanctions imposed on Russia

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The former Russian president recognized that his country also suffers from the restrictions, but, according to him, the difference with the West is that Moscow has “a noble goal”.

The West is already feeling the “sweet consequences” of its own sanctions imposed on Russia over the military operation in Ukraine, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declared on Thursday, while warning that these measures will remain in force “for a long, long time.”

Speaking at a business forum of United Russia, the ruling party he chairs, Medvedev noted that “the Western world is getting into in a global crisis with their own hands”, collects Tass.

“Europeans have felt all the ‘sweet’ consequences of anti-Russian sanctions: inflation or even hyperinflation: the increase in the prices of fuels , of housing, of public services, food, basic products; job cuts, etc. “, indicated the politician, who is also vice president of the Russian Security Council.

Medvedev acknowledged that his country also suffers from the “stupid” restrictions, but, according to him, the difference with the West is that Russia has “An objective noble“.

“We must find an answer to the attempts to limit the development of our State,” he explained.

According to the official, sanctions “will be one of the systemic ways to fight for the world leadershiply to fight against the development of our State”, something that “will continue for a long, long time”.

  • Since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, the European Union has imposed five packages of sanctions against Russia. As part of the expansion of restrictions, the bloc intends to impose a ban on the purchase and import of coal and other solid fossil fuels from Russia from August.
  • The EU has not been able reach a consensus on the proposals to ban imports of Russian oil, since several countries are reluctant to put such a measure into practice.
  • The European economic bloc registered an annual inflation of 7.5% in April, and among the member countries Estonia presented the highest index, with 19%.
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