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SOCHI, August, 22. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that the US establishment will sooner or later understand the hopelessness of sanctions pressure on Russia.

“It’s not just about the position of the president of the United States, it is about the position in the so-called establishment, the governing class in the broadest sense of the word,” Putin said at a press conference after talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

“I hope that one day our American partners will realize that this policy [of sanctions against the Russia] has no prospects, and we will start to cooperate as normal,” he said.

Putin called US sanctions against Russia counterproductive and meaningless.

“As for sanctions [the US sanctions against Russia], these actions are counterproductive and meaningless, especially with regard to such a country as Russia,” he stressed.

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