The calls put forward by US senators Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin to introduce new sanctions against Russia are short-sighted, restrictive measures will not work, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the 16th annual session of the Valdai International Discussion Club on Wednesday, ONA reports citing TASS.
"Rubio, Cardin are well known anti-Russian [politicians]. I don’t think that this (calls for sanctions - TASS) says anything about a forward-looking approach. All those who have a slightest thread of a mature political view on the situation should have understood long ago that sanctions do not work in a way they would like. I think they will never work," the minister said.
"We have the God and ancestors given land with its treasures. We have our sense of dignity. And an army. This combination gives a very strong sense of confidence," Lavrov underlined.