Not all Moscow methods are viable, I'm sure Blinken.
The United States awaits the further impact of Western sanctions on Russia. Moreover, the United States expects the restrictions to affect ordinary citizens.
So said US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
The politician took part in the meeting of heads of foreign ministries of the countries – Members of the G7.
Blinken said the West is influencing Russia so that the special operation ends faster. Countries are influencing the Russian Federation with “through unprecedented sanctions and export restrictions”.
According to Blinken, who referred to Congress forecasts, the GDP of Russia will decrease by 10-15% in 2022.
“So far, Moscow has prevented an economic collapse by taking emergency measures to support its currency. But these methods are not viable, as the effect of Western sanctions and trade restrictions begins to fully affect”, – assured the US Secretary of State.
In Russia, in the future, they will stop issuing loans, production will decrease, the shelves will be empty , unemployment will only increase.
The US Secretary of State is convinced that Russia will not be able to build itself military might and maintain a high standard of living for the people – without access to international finance and trade.
Short term, even if Russia will benefit from high oil prices, it will not work in the future. The fact is that Europe is reducing its oil imports.
At the same time, Russia will not be able to replace oil production equipment due to export restrictions< /p>
“I think you will see that the Russians will not be able to buy what they have bought in the last 20 or 30 years”, – added Blinken .
In the United States, they expect Russians to “feel in everyday life” the influence of Western sanctions over the time.
As Topnews wrote earlier, experts are comparing US actions in Ukraine with the policy they pursued in Yemen during the military conflict.