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Russia's Medvejev states that sanctions can justify war

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Russia's Deputy Security Council Chairman Dmitry Medvejev said Thursday that in certain circumstances sanctions against Moscow could be seen as justification for aggression and war.

"I would like to reiterate that under certain circumstances such hostile measures can also be considered an international aggression, and Casasberg (justification of the war). ), "Medbejev added, adding that Russia has the right to protect itself.

Russia faced devastating economic sanctions from Western nations in response to the February 24 invasion of Ukraine. This is called a "special military operation".

Former Russian President Medvejev, once considered liberal, emerged as one of the most hawkish supporters of the war, causing a series of bitter criticisms in the West. (Report by Reuters)