May 29, 2024

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Fighting and explosions in the capital Kiev, fearing a massive influx of Russian troops

Western countries (member states of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States) have declared The first series of obstacles Tuesday, the next day Recognition of Vladimir Putin Two separatist territories in Ukraine. In fact, these sanctions did not prevent Russia from launching The biggest attack against UkraineFebruary 23 to 24 night. “Forgive me for revelation, but we will not ignore all their obstacles.”Russia’s ambassador to Sweden, Viktor Tatarintsev, was bluntly warned in an interview with a Swedish newspaper. Aftonbladet February 12.

In line with their graduation strategy, the European Union decided on ThursdayThe second train “Massive Penalties”. Exports of dual goods (civil and military) and basic technologies (computer, telecommunications, electronics, etc.) will be strictly restricted. The plan also aims to further restrict Moscow’s access to capital markets to prevent Russian debt from being refinanced. The measures also cover the energy and refining, aviation and banking sectors (now 70% of the sector will be affected). In the menu, finally, freeze assets, block visas and travel bans in Europe for the list of persons.

Enough, trust the extremists, including Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

US President Joe Biden also made the announcement on Thursday A series of new obstacles Russian banks, targeting the elite and exports. Four more Russian banks, including the country’s two largest banks, Sberbank and VTB Bank, will be allowed in, and more than half of Russia’s technology imports will be cut. Energy company Gazprom and other large companies in the country (thirteen in total) can no longer raise money in Western financial markets. The United States has extended its list of fined Russian oligarchs and banned the export of technology products to Russia for the defense and aviation sectors.

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In the heat of the moment, the impact of these US sanctions, directly – on Russian companies and banks – or indirectly – on the shock waves of society and its elites is unpredictable. “It will take time”Mr. who chose to bet for a long time. Recognized by Pitana.