Russia will face a barren policy of sanctions, Ryabkov said

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fotomonster Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov. Archival photoRussia will face a barren policy of sanctions, Ryabkov said© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

The policy of sanctions is fruitless, Russia will oppose it, as it affected the interests of many members of the international community, said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

«(Sanctions) is abuse, outright abuse of a dominant position of the US in international monetary and financial system. With this need to fight, to fight collectively. We will confront this phenomenon as it affects not only our interests, but the interests of the vast majority of the international community,» Ryabkov said to journalists, commenting on the US plans to impose new sanctions against Russia.

«We remind American fans of sanctions, these sanctions never achieve the desired result. They only strengthen the resolve of those subject to sanctions, go your own way and achieve the goals that are» — he said.

Ryabkov added that Russia will continue to do so.

«So we will continue. We under no circumstances are not going to discuss criteria for the lifting of sanctions. As time passes, Americans will be convinced that the policy of sanctions is fruitless. Equally we will support countries who bear the brunt of us sanctions pressure,» he added.

Russia will face a barren policy of sanctions, Ryabkov said© Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures