Russia will not be the first to abolish restrictive measures that were imposed in response to the sanctions against Moscow’s current policy, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a news conference following his talks with Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne.”If we discuss first steps on the part of Russia, the abolition of some of our restrictive measures, retaliatory restrictive measures, then the answer is obvious: of course, we are not going to cancel anything,” Medvedev said, answering the question of whether Russia could be first to lift counter-sanctions.The Russian prime minister said that the “sanctions do not please anyone,” nor do many find Russia’s retaliatory measures pleasing either. However, according to Medvedev, there are Russian companies that support keeping Russia’a retaliatory measures in effect for good.The prime minister emphasized that Russia could preserve counter-sanctions for a long time, but the Russian Federation could still develop relations with European countries….

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