MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. The West will continue to impose sanctions on Russia but Moscow is used to it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with RT on Friday.
"The sanctions drive is going to continue and they are threatening the fifth wave. Maybe there will be another wave but we are used to it," he noted.
"As President Putin recalled, we are now champions in the number of sanctions introduced against the Russian Federation, more than 5,000 individual acts, almost twice as many as was introduced against Iran and North Korea. But sanctions always made us stronger," Lavrov pointed out.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation based on a request from the heads of the Donbass republics. The Russian leader stressed that Moscow had no plans to occupy Ukrainian territories and the goal was to demilitarize and denazify the country. In response, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and a number of other countries announced sanctions on Russian individuals and entities.