Moscow: Sanctions will not change our policy

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the sanctions policy pursued by the West has forced Russia to work to mobilize its domestic capabilities, and these sanctions will not force Moscow to change its political approach.

He added in a press statement today, Friday: “We need to continue to focus on mobilizing our domestic capabilities to achieve growth and address the problems in the industrial sector, which are associated with difficulties in payments and foreign trade.”

He stressed that Russia is working tirelessly “and we need to advance our agenda internally.”

Commenting on the issue of the refusal of the EU countries to issue visas to Russian citizens, the deputy foreign minister said that Moscow does not want to tear down the Iron Curtain, but the West does, adding that Russia will find ways to solve such problems.

“This iron curtain is being torn down by those who still can’t imagine anything but the ideology of neoliberal thought as the only possible one for the whole world,” he explained.

It should be noted that recently a number of Western countries have called for preventing Russian citizens from entering the Schengen countries.

Source: RIA Novosti

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