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Russia-US reset impossible amid sanctions

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-10-15 17:04

MOSCOW -- A reset of Russia-US relations is impossible if sanctions against Moscow remain, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday.

"It is absolutely impossible. Let's be clear: we did not come up with these sanctions; our international partners did," Medvedev said in an interview with CNBC.

Noting the sanctions will dissipate after a while, the prime minister said "we can't deny the fact that they have damaged our relations."

"In my opinion, it's an absolutely destructive, and I would even go as far as saying, a stupid position," Interfax news agency quoted him as saying.

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