Medvedev: Russia Wants Good Economic Ties With US, EU

Trade Shouldn't Be a Victim of 'Political Prejudices'

The US seems set to impose more sanctions on Russia, as the House of Representatives has sent a bill on the matter to the White House. US-Russian trade being so small, the move is likely a non-factor.

Pushes for ever-more sanctions against Russia have proven extremely controversial in Europe, where Western nations have embraced the idea, but many eastern nations see serious economic harm coming from tit-for-tat sanctions.

Russia insists it doesn’t want a sanctions war either, with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev saying that his government doesn’t see any reason trade should “be a victim of political prejudices.

Medvedev, who made the comments at an investment conference, went on to say that Russia hopes to continue to have good economic relations with both the US and the EU.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.