He wrote about this in a column for TASS.

"Now that the world is on the verge of a severe global crisis associated with the coronavirus pandemic, countries should especially seek mutual assistance and support from each other," Medvedev said.

According to him, the world needs a sanctioned relationship that will cope with the dangerous threat of a pandemic and crisis.

Earlier, the European Union called on other countries to make sure that their sanctions against Syria, Venezuela, Iran and the DPRK do not impede the provision of medical and humanitarian assistance in a pandemic.

March 26, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit on the coronavirus pandemic, called for the creation of sanctions-free "green corridors" and proposed a moratorium on restrictions that make it difficult for countries to supply essential goods.