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"From power outages to problems in financial markets": the Western press assesses their own risks when imposing "extensive" sanctions against the Russian Federation

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The West constantly imposes sanctions against Russia, but they do not affect the country's foreign and domestic policy. In this regard, there are calls to “hit” the Russian Federation with a “double force”, despite the negative consequences for their own economies.


To be effective, sanctions must also hurt Western economies. Have to go through this

- noted in the British edition RUSI.

As explained, "from Washington to London and Brussels, sanctions have become the main element of Western foreign policy", involving more and more states in their turn. But in most cases they have little effect on economic relations. If economic ties with Belarus were one-sided, then the damage after their rupture became minimal for the Western allies.

But Russia presents Western leaders with a dilemma, as economic ties with it are close and extensive.

- indicated in RUSI.

As highlighted, the Russian Federation is the fifth largest trading partner of the EU, and investment relations between Russia and Britain are measured in the amount of 12 billion pounds in 2021.

Large and small companies operate in Russia, engaged in trade, including through retail chains, marketing and production

- noted in the publication.

In these conditions, the large-scale sanctions persecution of Moscow is questionable. This concerns the possibility of introducing a ban on RF access to the SWIFT system, which underlies global financial transactions; significant restrictions on trade with the West; suspension of certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

If such measures are taken, the impact on the economy, especially in the EU, can be significant

- the opinion is expressed in the Western press.

The negative consequences for Europe are called a whole cascade of events - "from significant interruptions in energy supply to shocks and problems in the financial markets."

But the West will need to be prepared to harm itself, along with the damage that will be done to Russia.

- indicated in the publication, explaining that the very threat of this can prevent aggression against Ukraine and, in general, "adjust" the course of the Kremlin.

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  1. singless
    singless 24 December 2021 18: 32
    +2
    no way. loot is earning in front of the big nix. Greens definitely won't die Mani
  2. Anachoret
    Anachoret 24 December 2021 18: 35
    +9
    It seems the British have contracted pathological Ukrainianism) to freeze their ears to spite the Russians))
    I remember an anecdote) God asks the Ukrainian what you want, I will do everything, but the neighbor will always have twice as much of this)
    The Ukrainian asks, Lord, gouge out one eye and let my barn burn down and the cow dies)
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 24 December 2021 18: 47
      +11
      No, you can't beat them. What they thought of. They demand from the EU that they demanded from us (it is not clear on what basis, it was possible to write to Sportloto with the same success) to oblige Gazprom to pump gas through Ukraine. laughing
      .BRUSSELS, December 23. / TASS /. The European Commission (EC) confirmed that it had received a complaint from Naftogaz against Gazprom, demanding that the Russian company sell large consignments of gas to the EU and pump it through Ukraine. This was reported to TASS on Wednesday by the representative of the EC Maria Tsoni.


      “We have received this complaint and we will assess it based on our standard procedures,” she said. “We do not intend to comment further on this at this time.”

      On Wednesday, Naftogaz announced that it had applied to the EC with a request to oblige Gazprom to put up for auction significant volumes of natural gas so that they could be purchased "on the borders of Ukraine with Russia or the EU." Naftogaz said that in this case, Gazprom's customers will be able to buy gas for further independent booking of the Ukrainian gas transmission system's capacities.

      https://tass.ru/ekonomika/13277563
      1. Seryoga64
        Seryoga64 24 December 2021 19: 16
        +9
        Quote: OrangeBigg
        oblige Gazprom to pump gas through Ukraine.

        Madhouse in all its glory
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 24 December 2021 21: 06
          +2
          Quote: Seryoga64
          oblige Gazprom to pump gas through Ukraine.

          Madhouse in all its glory

          This is the same as carrying gasoline in your car, in a rusty canister.
      2. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 24 December 2021 20: 24
        +5
        Here I was poking around on the gas. I found a subsidiary of Gazprom Wingas is a contractor for the repair of underground gas storage facilities in England with a 25% stake in this gas storage facility. The British pay their Russophobia regularly
    2. Kesha1980
      Kesha1980 24 December 2021 20: 42
      -7
      good I will continue ...
      What's the difference between democracy and dictatorship?
      - Democracy is when people openly show dissatisfaction with their
      by the government ...
      - Dictatorship - when people openly show dissatisfaction with someone else's government ...
      1. Vasilenko Vladimir
        Vasilenko Vladimir 24 December 2021 23: 32
        +8
        Quote: Kesha1980
        What's the difference between democracy and dictatorship?

        and what is it for ?!
        so as we vilify their government, not a single Western democracy can keep up
        1. Kesha1980
          Kesha1980 24 December 2021 23: 41
          -3
          This is a joke.
          Imagine that there are "democratic" countries, whose citizens are pumped up, that Russia is a very bad state, and you will understand that these states are not democratic. But I did not understand your comment.
        2. sleeve
          sleeve 25 December 2021 07: 26
          +3
          Well, that's right. We have democracy, they have authoritarianism ... and illegal (oh how)
      2. Maikcg
        Maikcg 24 December 2021 23: 59
        +3
        Democracy is the power of the American Democratic Party, everything else is dictatorship.
    3. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 24 December 2021 22: 49
      +7
      Quote: Anchorite
      It seems the British have contracted pathological Ukrainianism) to freeze their ears to spite the Russians))

      The British are true to themselves: they are always ready to freeze other people's ears for their own benefit. hi
    4. Pattor
      Pattor 24 December 2021 23: 29
      +4
      The British are great. They have distanced themselves from the EU and are observing only their own interests, from century to century. We should have adopted their actions for a long time.
      1. Eroma
        Eroma 25 December 2021 09: 19
        +2
        Their principle: divide and conquer! The point is to play off peoples against each other, thereby weakening them, and to drag the chestnuts out of the fire on the quiet. negative
        Somehow, in the comments, a man succinctly described England: evergiving! For in direct confrontation, they are not capable of much, but their ambitions are outrageous. lol
        For Russia, such behavior is unnatural, because we are a people with a broad soul and strong fists, we are glad to everyone who comes to us with good and ways to break through the kumpol to anyone who comes with a sword. soldier
  3. lucul
    lucul 24 December 2021 18: 35
    +18
    From power outages to problems in financial markets ": the Western press assesses their own risks when imposing" extensive "sanctions against the Russian Federation

    Back in January 2021, the cost of 1 MWatt / hour in Europe was $ 33, and as early as December 2021, $ 400 for 1 MWatt / hour.
    And this is in addition to the jump in gas prices from $ 140 to $ 1400 in the same year.
    With such a price for energy, the industry in Europe will be dead. In essence, we will observe the de-industrialization of Europe.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 24 December 2021 20: 44
      +12
      Quote: lucul
      With such a price for energy, the industry in Europe will be dead. In essence, we will observe the de-industrialization of Europe.

      And far from Europe, across the ocean, someone quite rubbed their tired hands and sipped whiskey for a reminder of the soul of European industry.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 24 December 2021 21: 12
      +3
      Quote: lucul
      With such a price for energy, the industry in Europe will be dead. In essence, we will observe the de-industrialization of Europe.

      Someone had a good hand at this, and this is not Russia.
  4. Sergey39
    Sergey39 24 December 2021 18: 36
    +7
    The Western press assesses the risks of imposing "extensive" sanctions against the Russian Federation, but they do not make the decisions.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 24 December 2021 21: 13
      +4
      Quote: Sergey39
      The Western press assesses the risks of imposing "extensive" sanctions against the Russian Federation, but they do not make the decisions.

      And these decisions "from someone else" hit both Russia and Europe. The game was played competently.
  5. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 24 December 2021 18: 41
    +4
    If such measures are taken, the impact on the economy, especially in the EU, can be significant
    - the opinion is expressed in the Western press.

    Well, yes. In the war of sanctions, the winner is the one who agrees to starve longer. request
    1. Seryoga64
      Seryoga64 24 December 2021 19: 18
      +2
      Quote: Vasyan1971
      who agree to starve longer.

      That's what, and we can always proclaim ourselves
      1. Titus_2
        Titus_2 24 December 2021 20: 36
        +2
        Through Dutch seed production? And about hunger ..... Do not forget the proverb while the fat dries the thin one dies. And so I, too, for the fact that it is better to suffer now. It's just that the government does not really think about all sorts of cooperation and foreign capital here in Russia is not good, and Nabiulina and the like are clearly not for the people. It is clear who is responsible for their environment. I beg your pardon, I have suffered.
  6. Maluck
    Maluck 24 December 2021 18: 46
    +2
    - the opinion is expressed in the Western press.

    The negative consequences for Europe are called a whole cascade of events - "from significant interruptions in energy supply to shocks and problems in the financial markets."


    I would still put the problems in the financial markets in the first place, because if you hit them on the sick person, then everything else will seem like a children's matinee.
    1. Gardener91
      Gardener91 24 December 2021 19: 12
      +1
      Quote: Maluck
      for if you hit them on the sick person himself, then everything else will seem like a children's matinee.

      Give gold as a "reserve currency"!)
    2. Brturin
      Brturin 24 December 2021 19: 23
      +3
      Quote: Maluck
      I would still put problems in the financial markets in the first place

      and wants and injects ...
      The Economist, UK ... Any disruption in Russia will affect the countries that do business with it. For example, Russia ranks fifth among the EU's trading partners. European banks have $ 56 billion in payment claims against Russian residents. There will be other consequential damage due to retaliation. Iran had a weak position in 2018. And Russia provides 35% of Europe's gas needs and has € 310 billion of EU assets .... China will have more incentive to strengthen its CIPS bank transfer system, which competes with SWIFT, and America's other enemies will look for alternatives. ... The average daily transaction volume is 310 billion yuan ($ 50 billion), much less than the 400 billion SWIFT volume. But over the past year, the system has almost doubled its performance. If it works on a grand scale, America's financial dominance will be in jeopardy.

      There are other means to disorganize the economy. For example, the United States can blacklist large Russian financial institutions and prohibit its banks from doing business with them. Perhaps this will be as effective as disconnecting Russia from SWIFT, but at the same time the global financial infrastructure will suffer much less. However, the risk of an immediate response will remain. This brings to the fore the long-standing dilemma of economic sanctions. They are cheap when used against small states, but larger countries can strike back, says Tom Keating of the UK's Royal Institute for Defense Research. The West still has gunpowder in its flasks. But he must wisely choose those with whom he wants to fight. https://inosmi.ru/economic/20211221/251167308.html
  7. expert
    expert 24 December 2021 18: 59
    +8
    Well, guys, Europeans, go ahead!
    I wanted to quickly find up-to-date statistics on the EU and Germany, but so far for 2015 and 2017 (data from the Germans):
    LOSSES of the European Union in 2015 2 million jobs, of which 500000 in Germany.
    LOSSES of Germany from sanctions against Russia in 2017 100 billion euros.
    In exports, the European Union lost 2015 billion in 44.
    I remember the phrase from the CF "Peculiarities of National Fishing": "Well, you fucking give it!"
  8. Soldatov V.
    Soldatov V. 24 December 2021 19: 05
    +6
    It's just that on New Year's holidays, close all gas and oil taps. Close the border, stop trains, planes. Not to show anything or talk about the whole world and America, Germany. And only about myself to sing and dance. Champagne, vodka, beer, moonshine. Everyone is resting, and so are the miners.
    This is what happiness! fellow drinks belay drinks good love soldier
  9. Amateur
    Amateur 24 December 2021 19: 41
    +2
    Discussing nonsense, sorry, journalist articles, no matter whose, is an empty exercise. They have a journalist, wives, children, girlfriends, etc. And in order to feed everyone, you have to invent, invent and invent again. Who remembers a certain Goebbels frankly said where the lie and where the truth. And this is the basic principle of the 'second oldest profession'
  10. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 24 December 2021 20: 12
    0
    The russophobic British from RUSI are completely nuts: in order to please the State Department and harm Russia, they call for harm himself! fool
  11. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 24 December 2021 20: 42
    +3
    As in the old joke "Cessation of supply of Bentley spare parts - a knife in the back !!!"
    1. Piligrim_trr
      Piligrim_trr 24 December 2021 23: 17
      0
      It's not scary, they will pick up from a gazelle or UAZ
  12. koramax81
    koramax81 24 December 2021 21: 12
    +2
    To spite my grandmother, I'll frostbite my ears
  13. valera75
    valera75 24 December 2021 21: 30
    +2
    I would not be surprised if they impose these sanctions, or rather they will be told to do it because of a puddle. Americans do not need a European competitor, and with the gas price that they are no longer competitors. The bankruptcy of companies has already begun and these sanctions will be introduced on which the British are pushing from this EU, then all this wildly accelerates. I look at them and I do not understand how they became such an obedient stupid herd.
  14. bar
    bar 24 December 2021 21: 46
    0
    But the West will need to be prepared to harm itself.

    Masochists are perverts, lovers to stomp on their own genitals.
  15. Piligrim_trr
    Piligrim_trr 24 December 2021 23: 18
    0
    Quote: akarfoxhound
    As in the old joke "Cessation of supply of Bentley spare parts - a knife in the back !!!"

    It's not scary, they will pick up from the Gazelle or UAZ