‘Moscow not isolated, can bring own sanctions into play’

September 1st, 2008 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Aug 31 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has threatened to hit back if the European Union (EU) imposes sanctions against his country over Georgia, Interfax news agency reported Sunday.Medvedev’s comments come a day before a scheduled EU emergency summit to discuss the union’s response to the Russian invasion of Georgia. Sanctions against the EU’s largest neighbour may be one outcome of the meeting.

“I am not a supporter of sanctions but at a push we can take these kinds of measures,” Medvedev said at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

The Russian president also claimed that his country has not been marginalised by the invasion of Georgia, which drew widespread international condemnation.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in an article published in the Observer Sunday that Russia’s “unilateral approach is dangerous and unacceptable”.

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