The Russian authorities are ready to resist any external pressure, it is confirmed by the events of the past year, said Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting with United Russia.
"The events of the past, of the past year has shown that our society and all authorities are ready to work together to resist any external political or economic pressure, otherwise we could not resist, and to work in a very intensive mode ", - said Medvedev, quoted by RIA " Novosti ". Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements Between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil and defense industries. However, in March, Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that a critical attitude to the sanctions against Russia from a number of EU members increases. In addition, the media said that Italy, Greece and Cyprus, as well as Spain, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, whose leaders visited the capital of Russia, May not support the extension of sanctions against Russia.