New US sanctions against Russia undermine relations for decades, said Medvedev

© RIA Novosti / Dmitry to Attachability in photobacteria Medvedev at the session of the 12th East Asia economic summit. 14 Nov 2017New US sanctions against Russia undermine relations for decades, said Medvedev© RIA Novosti / Dmitry attachability to the photobank

New US sanctions against Russia undermine relations for decades, Moscow to various kinds of restrictions ready, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

The US President Donald trump on 2 August signed a law «On combating the enemies of America through sanctions» against Russia, Iran and North Korea. According to the «guidelines for the application of sanctions» from the us Department of state, at the expiration of the statutory 180-day period, that is, by the end of January 2018, the US administration will be able to apply extraterritorial U.S. sanctions against legal entities and individuals, including from third countries that cooperate with Russian organizations included in the sanctions lists.

«This law is much broader than the amendment of Jackson-Vanik, because the abolition of these decisions will require a new law, moreover, even the deposition of these rules requires much more complicated procedures… This means that essentially our relationship will be undermined for decades,» — said Medvedev, responding in Manila, the journalists ‘ questions.

«In any case, we to various kinds of restrictions are ready,» — said the Prime Minister.

He explained that the new legislation that complicates the ability even to delay the sanctions, as the procedure in this case is more difficult than using the waiver, which applied the United States to block the amendment of Jackson-Vanik. This situation is unfortunate and creates a completely unacceptable level of relationship between the countries, said Russian Prime Minister.

«Other people will have to manage our countries, and the relationship will be in this state,» said Medvedev.

He stressed that the Russian economy was adapted to the conditions taken in respect of the restrictions. «Fundamentally nothing new will happen. We have ways of influencing the situation — the government has the necessary Arsenal of solutions which can be used in case of any surprises,» said Medvedev.