Russia regardless of the punishment will be to develop cooperation with state partners, said Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. a..
during the presentation at the world Congress of Russian press Medvedev said that in the selection of trading partners, the state will be based on national interests. However, he clarified the importance of the market in the Asia-Pacific region and the BRICS countries.
"It's 60% of global GDP. World growth occurs mostly in the Asia-Pacific region, and in the BRICS countries. For this reason, we are extremely important to gain a foothold in the partners countries of the Eurasian Union and the Asia-Pacific region, " Medvedev said.
for this reason, It is not the situation, regardless of the punishment we will maintain This trend by promoting the interaction with all States who want to work with our country, with our closest allies, said the Prime Minister.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. Before the US and EU has imposed punishment on a number of Russian Residents, they are prohibited from entering the EU because of their positions on Crimea and Ukraine. Over the past year the sanctions List, many times replenished with new individuals and legal entities. Summer 2014 was added and sectoral economic penalties. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA. In addition, the summit "the Big seven" in Bavaria it was decided to extend the punishment against Russia, and the United States considering the introduction of a new.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news