Reference News Network reported on March 6 that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said recently that the EU remains an important partner of Russia, although the United States has been obstructing, but Russia and Europe in the development of bilateral relations have no objective obstacles.
According to Tass News Agency on March 5, Medvedev made the above statement in an interview with a Luxembourg newspaper before his visit to Luxembourg.
He said: I can confidently say that the EU was and remains an important trade and economic partner of ours. Despite the difficulties, the United States has been trying to slow down the development of Russian-European relations, but I am convinced that there are no objective obstacles to constructive cooperation between Russia and the European Union.
He also said that Russia and the European Union have many historical, cultural, economic and geographical links, and there is only one way to go, that is, the way of cooperation.
Medvedev said that besides Luxembourg, he could not see any enthusiasm for anti-Russian sanctions in other EU countries.
The Russian Prime Minister said that the main goal of U.S. sanctions against Russia was to destroy the Russian economy, but this attempt failed.
He emphasized that sanctions have brought losses to all parties and that nobody needs it, nobody benefits from it.
The White House announced on March 4 that President Trump signed an order to extend the sanctions imposed on Russia in 2014 over Ukraine for one year.
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Yang Yi_NBJ10647