February 14, 2019 / 9:43 AM / 6 months ago

Russia's PM: we understand that sanctions pressure will continue

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during the government session in Moscow, Russia December 12, 2018. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Handout via REUTERS

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia understands that it will remain under the pressure of economic sanctions, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a conference in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Thursday.

U.S. Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday introduced a bill seeking to impose sanctions on its banking, energy and foreign debt to punish Russia for meddling in U.S. elections and for its aggression in Ukraine.

Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; writing by Polina Devitt; editing by Gareth Jones

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