The Kremlin explained why the United States should abandon the “tool of sanctions”

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the US authorities have supported more than 90 anti-Russian sanctions in history, such an approach he considered a “vicious circle” that does not allow the American side to achieve its goals.

“One thing remains obvious. The sanctions policy continues. In fact, over 90 sanctions have been imposed on our country in the entire history of the country. And of course, this is such a vicious circle. Well, theoretically, from which, of course, you need to get out. Because the sanctions do not allow us to achieve many goals,” said the official representative of the Kremlin.

Peskov also advised on how to act in such conditions to the Americans.

“Sanctions do not help to achieve something; it is not the tool that works with Russia. Only one tool works with Russia – it is a dialogue based on mutual respect,” the press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin explained.

In turn, the deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Alexander Pankin at the parliamentary hearings in the State Duma noted that we need to expect new sanctions.

“When we talk about counteraction, we should also think about the readiness for new sanctions, of course, there is a list of additional measures that are kept under wraps, which will be used at those moments, in those conditions, when it is considered necessary,” he added.

Pankin is sure that “this is understood not only by us but also by our partners.”

The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister is convinced that the sanctions against Russia will remain forever.

“Let’s be realistic. Sanctions are already embodied in many legislative and regulatory acts of both American and other states, and it will be impossible to “unscrew” them,” he said.

Pankin drew attention to the fact that the purpose of Western sanctions against Russia is to weaken the unity of people and marginalize the country in the international arena. In his opinion, all the sanctions policy is not legitimate and was implemented under shaky facts.

“In addition to the direct impact of extraterritorial sanctions, they also create an atmosphere of toxicity,” Pankin explained.

Moreover, he claims that “the sanctions will be lifted by those who imposed them. “We will not ask for this. But we will make it clear through the interested circles – business, public, and others – that these sanctions are detrimental to those who imposed them, and that it would be better if they did not exist, we will do this together,” the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation guaranteed.

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