Medvedev: US sanctions generally meaningless, but we’ll manage

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in fotoreceptor of the government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. Archival photoMedvedev: US sanctions generally meaningless, but we’ll manage© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said that the new US sanctions against Russia, in General, meaningless and the country will cope with them.

On Wednesday, trump signed a congressional bill on new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. Congress had more than enough votes to override a possible presidential veto trump, and the President was largely forced to sign the bill. Thus a press-service of the White house issued two statements in which the President criticizes the document and explains why he still signed it.

«What does this mean for us? We will continue to work on the development of economy and social sphere, will deal with import substitution, to solve important public problems, relying primarily on themselves. We learned how to do it in recent years. In the almost closed financial markets, the fear of foreign creditors and investors to invest in Russia under pain of sanctions against third parties and countries. In some ways it’s even useful for us, while sanctions — in General — is meaningless. We’ll manage,» wrote Medvedev on his page in Facebook.

Medvedev: US sanctions generally meaningless, but we’ll manage© RIA Novosti, Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures