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Russia starts thinking whether it will survive if extends sanctions against the world

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the Russian government would soon make a decision regarding extension of retaliatory sanctions against a number of countries.

Medvedev said that he did not consider the current sanctions regime as "a good development of international trade relations," Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Russian media.

According to him, the response of the Russian Federation to the decision of the EU and the U.S. will be equivalent to that of other countries. "In the near future we will have to make a decision on extension or non-renewal of these counter measures," he said.

"Of course, our actions will be equivalent and will be based on the actions of our partners from other countries," the Prime Minister stated.

According to Medvedev, in recent years anti-Russian sanctions have enriched the international legal outlook, but have become an evidence of a crisis in the states' attitude to international law.

It should be recalled that on April 18, U.S. President Barack Obama said that Europe needed to maintain the existing sanctions against Russia as long as the Minsk agreement were not implemented.

Earlier, foreign minister of the G7 states noted that the fate of the sanctions would depend on the fulfillment of the Minsk Agreement.