Kremlin Responds To President Trump’s “Very Dangerous” Tweet

Kremlin Responds To President Trump’s “Very Dangerous” Tweet

On the heels of Russian PM Medvedev’s aggresive comments that…

any hopes of improving Russian relations with the new US administration are dead, that the Trump administration demonstrated complete impotence by transferring executive power to Congress ‘in the most humiliating manner’, and most notably, that the US just declared a full-scale trade war on Russia”

…following signing of Congress’ Russian sanctions bill, President Trump tweeted that US-Russian relations are at “very dangerous low” level…

The Kremlin has now responded… and agrees with Trump.

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: “The U.S. Just Declared Full-Scale Trade War On Russia”

Russian PM: “The U.S. Just Declared Full-Scale Trade War On Russia”:

Several hours after President Trump officially signed the new Russian sanctions into law – despite his reservations and his statement that while he favors “tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed” – Russia responded when moments ago Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on his FaceBook page that any hopes of improving Russian relations with the new US administration are dead, that the Trump administration demonstrated complete impotence by transferring executive power to Congress “in the most humiliating manner”, and most notably, that the US just declared a full-scale trade war on Russia.

From Medvedev’s facebook page:

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Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev: “US On Brink Of Military Clash With Russia” – #WW3

Russian PM: “US On Brink Of Military Clash With Russia”:

In a statement on Friday morning, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the US missile strike violated not only international, and added that the attack “was on the brink of military clashes with Russia.”

“Instead of their much-publicized thesis about a joint fight with a common enemy, Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL], the Trump administration has proven that it will fiercely fight against the legal government of Syria,” Medvedev wrote on his Facebook page.

Ealier in the day, the Kremlin released a statement according to which “President Putin views the U.S. strikes on Syria as aggression against a sovereign state in violation of the norms of international law and on a made-up up pretext. This step by Washington will inflict major damage on U.S.-Russia ties.”

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Medvedev orders extension of foreign food ban through 2017

Medvedev orders extension of foreign food ban through 2017:

Restrictions against countries that joined the anti-Russian sanctions will be prolonged till the end of 2017, announced Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He instructed the government to prepare the relevant documents.

“Our agricultural companies have repeatedly asked to continue the embargo on agricultural products from countries that had imposed sanctions against Russia or later joined them. I ordered draft proposals on extending the countermeasures not for a year but until the end of 2017,” Medvedev said while meeting with members of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) on Friday.

The Prime Minister added that Russian agricultural companies will get an opportunity for long-term investment planning which they have asked for.

Western countries have lost around $9.3 billion since the introduction of the Russian food ban, according to a report from the Russian government’s analytical center.

The United States and the European Union initially introduced anti-Russian sanctions in 2014 after Moscow was accused of supporting rebels in eastern Ukraine and annexing Crimea. Sanctions targeted Russia’s financial, energy, and defense sectors, as well as some government officials, businessmen, and public figures.

Moscow responded by imposing an embargo on agricultural produce, food and raw materials against countries that joined anti-Russian sanctions. Since then the sides have repeatedly broadened and extended the sanctions.

However, lately some European policymakers and businesses have become increasingly skeptical about the sanctions, pointing out that they have proven to be politically ineffective and economically harmful for both Russia and European countries.

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Serbs protest government’s NATO deal, call to Russia for help

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Serbs protest government’s NATO deal, call to Russia for help:

Thousands of Serbs marched through the heart of Belgrade to the Russian embassy, in protest at a new co-operation agreement with NATO, and the death of two Serbian hostages during a US air strike in Libya.

Organized by the ultra-conservative, nationalist Zavet and Obraz movements, the march proceeded peacefully, as the demonstrators brandished portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin in military fatigues, and held placards with the slogan “Expel NATO ASAP.” One banner read “Putin for President,” another “Medvedev for PM,” in reference to the head of the Russian government, Dmitry Medvedev.

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Russia’s PM Dmitry Medvedev: We Are In “A New Cold War”

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Russia’s Medvedev: We Are in ‘a New Cold War’:

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said his country is in a new Cold War with the U.S. and its allies, underscoring the tenuous level of trust that’s putting a day-old plan for a truce in Syria at risk.

The clash, with echoes of superpower rhetoric during the 20th century, played out at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday even as Russia, Europe and the U.S. say they’re seeking cooperation to end Syria’s civil war, resolve the armed standoff in eastern Ukraine and make progress toward lifting European economic sanctions against Russia.

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Russia’s PM Medvedev Warns of New War if US, Arab Troops Invade Syria

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Russia’s PM Medvedev Warns of New War if US, Arab Troops Invade Syria:

As Turkey and Saudi Arabia edge closer to sending ground forces into Syria at the behest of the United States, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned that an escalation of the conflict could lead to another war in the world.

During an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt, Medvedev warned of dire consequences if the United States and its allies abandon Syrian peace talks in favor of deploying ground forces.

“All ground operations, as a rule, lead to permanent wars,” he said. “Look at what is going on in Afghanistan and a number of other countries. I don’t even mention the ill-fated Libya.

“The Americans must consider — both the US president and our Arab partners — whether or not they want a permanent war.”

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Medvedev promises symmetrical response if new anti-Russian sanctions are introduced

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Medvedev promises symmetrical response if new anti-Russian sanctions are introduced (RT, June 2, 2015):

The Russian prime minister has warned EU officials that if they decide to tighten the regime of sanctions aimed against Russia, an equivalent reply would follow inevitably.

Our partners from the European Union will gather in July to discuss a number of decisions. And if they pass decisions concerning new sanctions against Russia we would give a symmetrical reply. If they won’t, we are going to remain on the positions that we currently have,” Tass quoted Medvedev as saying on Tuesday.

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