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    According to the Russian prime minister, sactions undermines the authority of market institutions such as the World Trade Organization.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Sanctions against Russia undermine the authority of international institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday.

    "They [sanctions] are introduced by individual countries, which radically undermines the authority of market institutions such as the World Trade Organization," Medvedev said at the Gaidar Forum.

    The Russian prime minister also added that  Russia cannot allow itself to be stuck at zero-level economic growth rate.

    "Of course, when many macroeconomic indicators have turned negative, even a slight surplus looks like a certain achievement, but this is a dangerous illusion. We cannot allow ourselves to get stuck near the zero mark and succumb to such economic decadence," Medvedev said.

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