Sanctions-affected companies to receive budget assistance – Medvedev
Sanctions war between the West and Russia
Relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine. The European Union and the United States have imposed several waves of anti-Russian economic sanctions over Moscow's alleged role in the Ukrainian internal conflict. In mid-September, European Union introduced a new batch of sanctions, for the first time targeting directly the financing of the state-owned oil sector, which is crucial to the Russian economy.