"Of course, we think that there will be new attempts by unfriendly countries to restrict sanctions. It is important for us to create a system of work with our partners that would not depend on these sanctions restrictions, "TASS quoted him as saying.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that oil supplies from the country to India last year increased 22 times.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin also noted that Russia was able to compensate for the closure of Western markets for it and expanded trade contacts with the states of fast-growing regions of the world.

The head of the analytical department of AMarkets Artem Deev in an interview with FAN assessed the potential to increase the volume of trade in Russian oil with such countries and regions as South Korea, Vietnam, South America and Africa.