Russian Ambassador to China: the BRICS partners support us in the issue of sanctions

© RIA Novosti / Jeanne Manacapuru BRICS 2017. Archival photoRussian Ambassador to China: the BRICS partners support us in the issue of sanctions© RIA Novosti / Zhanna Manukyan

Russia finds understanding BRICS partners on the issue of unilateral sanctions by Western countries, some differences on this issue within the framework of the BRICS does not exist, said Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov.

Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated over the situation in Ukraine. Western countries have imposed a series of sanctions against Russia, Moscow has retaliated.

«China and other BRICS countries, but primarily Chinese partners, like Russia, are opposed to unilateral sanctions against sanctions as a lever of political pressure. So what we have with our partners from the BRICS there is no problem. We meet the understanding of our assessment of what is happening,» said Denisov at a press conference on the eve of the BRICS summit in Xiamen.

He stressed that Russia on its own initiative «never the issue of sanctions does not raise and never asks nothing».

«The issue of sanctions is not our issue. It is a question of those sanctions proposed. They should take them off. It is possible that these issues will be discussed, but probably not by themselves, but in the context of countering the policy of protectionism in world politics,» the Ambassador said.

China this year is the presiding state in the BRICS. The next summit of the leaders of the Association will be held in Xiamen in early September.

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