Careful what you wish: Russia expects no sanctions relief under Trump - Medvedev

20:18 Nov. 11, 2016

Russia expects no sanctions relief under Trump - Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a press conference with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (AP photo)

Trump is not expected to lift the sanctions despite everyone hoping, the Russian PM says

Russia expects Western sanctions over Ukraine war and Crimea annexation to stay despite U.S. president-elect Donald Trump earlier had assumed he could revise limitations upon Moscow, the Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev claimed on Friday, the Reuters agency reports. 

"Our position is that sanctions will remain unchanged," Russian government top official told a news conference in Jerico during his visit to Israel. "Irrespective of the results of elections in any country, including in one as important as the United States of America, our assumptions remain unchanged," he also said.

Read also Former U.S. ambassador banned from visiting Russia

As reported earlier, Russia's president's Dmitry Peskov told Kremlin contacted with both Clinton and Trump campaigns teams during the race for White House. 

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