SIPRI expert: No reason for Western sanctions against Russia to be lifted

10:27, 04 November 2019
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"I'm sure they [sanctions] will remain – I see no reason for them to be lifted," he said in an interview to the Ukrainian-registered Apostrophe online media outlet.

Anthony is sure the sanctions imposed by the West against Russia had a certain effect.

"International pressure on Russia will continue. Normalization of relations with that country is impossible while the situation in Crimea remains as it is now. Since Russia has no intention of leaving the peninsula, we will live in difficult relations with it for a long time, including sanctions and cooperation of Western countries, taking into account a possible military confrontation," the expert said.

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