Russian PM says backs criminalizing observance of US sanctions

MOSCOW - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev backs the idea of making it a criminal offense for Russians to observe sanctions imposed by the United States, he said in an interview broadcast on Saturday on state TV channel Rossiya 1.


Asked about a proposal drafted by Russia's lower house of parliament to criminalize observance of US sanctions, Medvedev said the restrictions were aimed at destroying Russia's socio-political system and harming the economy and individuals.


"If this is so, then the implementation of these sanctions by citizens of our country should be an offense. No one should have the right to observe these American sanctions for fear of having to take administrative or criminal liability," he said.



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