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SOCHI, February 27. /TASS/. Russia can and must achieve its goals by itself, not relying on anybody’s support, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday.
"The past couple of years must have taught us one thing - we have lost out former illusions. I think this is good. This loss of illusions is very beneficial for the entire country," he said at the Russian investment forum in Sochi.
He noted that once Russia used to rely on foreign help. "All it has to do was to ask some institutions to give money and they did it. Now they don’t. Should we need technological assistance, we had it. Now they say ‘no, we don’t want to provide such assistance because you are not worth it due to some reasons,’ or it is just a matter of competition," he said. "At some point, we even began to think that they will help us in competitive struggle. No, no one is going to help. They will only be putting sand in the wheels and will give nothing."
"Our task is to achieve our goals by ourselves," Medvedev stressed. "And in this sense, we are now having a unique situation. We can achieve much by ourselves if we pool our efforts and do our job well."