Russia will not seek the prolongation of Russian-US agreements on steel trade, Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Maxim Medvedkov announced today, according to Echo of Moscow radio. He reiterated that the agreements expired this year. "We presume that these agreements will die within the procedures we have today", Medvedkov said. According to him, this will provide Russian exporters with extra opportunities, but they must understand that this will raise the chances of imposing new restrictions too.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war