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American press: sanctions hit Russia, but oil and gas exports remain its salvation

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One of the main topics for the American press today is the consequences of the sanctions imposed against Russia in connection with the military operation in Ukraine on its economy. Thus, The Washington Post writes that although the sanctions were devastating, their effects were smoothed out by the export of oil and gas, which remains a salvation. Since Russia continues to supply energy carriers, it has certain financial resources and this allows it both to conduct a military operation and to maintain a certain acceptable level of the state of the economy.


For example, the ruble began to gradually recover against the dollar and the euro. The blow to his positions, according to Gene Whalen of The Washington Post, was significantly large, but the ruble has partially won back its positions (now trading at a level below 97 rubles per dollar). Therefore, the American press writes that stopping the purchase of energy resources would deal a much larger blow to Russia than all the other sanctions combined.

However, Europe has a very strong dependence on Russian energy carriers. For the European Union, refusal to buy oil and especially gas would be disastrous. This would lead to severe price inflation on almost everything from electricity to food.

However, in the United States they write that thanks to the joint actions of Washington and Brussels, the European Union decided to reduce Russian gas imports by about two-thirds in the future. But this decision is fraught with rather dire consequences for the European economy, including the loss of jobs for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Europeans. The way for Europe to abandon gas without such consequences has not yet been worked out.

The American press also recalls another consequence of the sanctions - the freezing of Russian foreign exchange reserves. This was done in order to prevent the use of stocks of dollars and euros for the purchase of the ruble by Russia in order to support its exchange rate. However, Moscow worked out the right decision - it demanded that exporting companies change 80% of their foreign exchange earnings into rubles. Thus, a new demand for the Russian currency was created.

Foreign Policy saw Russia's "survivability" as a consequence of connivance or even covert support from countries such as Saudi Arabia. The author of the publication demands that this kingdom be punished for not wanting to increase oil production, which would allow it to reduce its prices and achieve a more impressive negative effect on the Russian economy.

Thus, the positions of the American press in relation to sanctions are reduced to the thesis “good, but not enough”, and the insufficiently acute consequences of sanctions in the United States lead to the fact that Russia continues to supply oil and gas to the world market, including Europe.
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  1. Alien From
    Alien From 25 March 2022 12: 46
    +5
    Donkey urine will soon be fueled and heated by their own shit.
    1. NIKN
      NIKN 25 March 2022 13: 00
      +7
      The results of the sanctions are impressive. Europe is on the tail, Japan cannot stabilize its brains, America partially achieves its goals, bring Europe to the terms of the Marshall Plan2 and buy all of Europe with a depreciated dollar, thereby delaying the crisis. But this does not help her yet, when the information bubble bursts and it becomes clear to all ordinary people in Europe that Ukraine will not take Moscow in the near future, then .... then we'll see.
    2. 2112vda
      2112vda 25 March 2022 13: 25
      +1
      This is also not an option for them. They also demand to reduce the number of large herbivores due to methane emissions in the process of life. They have only one exit. Put exercise bikes at home for everyone, bring fittings to the seats with an outlet to gas stoves. They will pedal, they will warm themselves, gas will go to gas stoves, electricity to the network. That is what will be saved. This will be a complete transition to "green energy".
    3. Vend
      Vend 25 March 2022 15: 22
      0
      You can refuse Russian oil and gas. And we'll see what you get out of it)))
  2. Woodman
    Woodman 25 March 2022 12: 47
    +3
    The Washington Post writes that although the sanctions were devastating, their effects were smoothed out
    The main thing is not to talk about how the consequences of the sanctions have ALREADY affected Europe and the USA ... "Everything is fine, beautiful marquise, everything is fine, everything is fine ..."
  3. Obolensky
    Obolensky 25 March 2022 12: 48
    +3
    Little, right? Does the West want to block us from all sides? We can also stop paying attention to this West, unilaterally withdraw from all contracts that "hinder" them so much - that's all. And Russia will turn in the other direction. I have no doubt that the country will find a market. And collective Europe, let it reap its own fruits later. Only then it is not necessary to squeal that - "the agreements must be fulfilled." Full spoon of their own shit sip.
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 25 March 2022 13: 37
      +1
      Well, Turkey does not refuse our gas and oil, and other goods. They take metals, fertilizers, wood, and other goods.
      So Erdogan wants to be a transit intermediary between the southern countries of the EU and Russia, as if to supply his gas, and he is Russian.

      Erdogan will take fertilizers, metals, gold, and other resources at wholesale prices and resell them at a premium. Che convenient!
      China will do the same until they impose sanctions on it.
      Our southern and Asian neighbors will flourish on mediation: Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Turkmens, Kirghiz and others.

      The only question is, will the entire volume that is being selected now for EU goods be selected?
  4. Elephant
    Elephant 25 March 2022 12: 49
    -5
    Even more Western sanctions are hitting Russia by the liberal elite, which has long been forced in the country! As in the case of the loss of half of the gold reserves, the arrest of 78 aircraft abroad, etc.
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 25 March 2022 13: 25
      -1
      Quote: Elephant
      As in the case of the loss of half of the gold reserves, the arrest of 78 aircraft abroad, etc.

      laughing laughing laughing Trouble, trouble ... However, it is not so hopeless - the "water area" is no longer remembered here. wassat
    2. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 25 March 2022 13: 28
      +1
      A war with the liberals is coming and going. Only tough laws and a firm hand can defeat liberalism. Who raises prices? for example, why does wood grow in price, do we import it from Europe? Judging by the prices, yes. There are many examples. With salt and sugar, they will soon calm down. We have everything of our own.
  5. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 25 March 2022 12: 51
    0
    However, Europe has a very strong dependence on Russian energy carriers.
    ..USSR, I thought when I was laying a pipe there, but the United States understood why and even then they announced sanctions for the supply of pipes ...
  6. host
    host 25 March 2022 12: 51
    +3
    Last night, I watched Biden’s video interview, I looked at the journalist’s question as a sanction, is this an effective measure against Russia, my grandfather is tired (by appearance) of the questions - “and who said that they would act, it’s all you journalists came up with” I was already taken aback by the little one lol
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 25 March 2022 13: 39
      +1
      Yeah, and a month ago, reveling in yelling: Like, we bent Russia, everything is in tatters!
      Sanctions are infernal, they have never been imposed on anyone!
      and then look in stores in the Russian Federation, the panic subsided, sugar was 105 rubles each. kg, right now it’s already 66, or there will be more.
      Yes, they will tie fruits to the dollar, but if the GDP rests and pushes gas and oil for rubles to at least someone in the EU, then let the rest suck their fingers. Then the ruble exchange rate will fall again and fruits will be cheaper again.
      1. host
        host 25 March 2022 14: 01
        +3
        Sergei hi You are right, the market is stabilizing, slowly with difficulties and distortions, but it is coming. As in the joke - ,, Nyura brought sugar: Mash, we sold it all out yesterday, call your own, you will have to buy it again ,, lol
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 25 March 2022 15: 38
          +4
          Come on, sugar, and even salt, this song wakes up forever!!! As soon as there are some troubles, people are eager to buy them .... and then they have a "sweet life", before sticking together in a known place!
          Most of all, it was interesting for me to watch how SALT was bought from us !!! we have less than an hour drive to Baskunchak ... there is that salt EVERYWHERE !!! can be loaded with a shovel.
          1. host
            host 25 March 2022 15: 59
            +4
            Quote: rocket757
            Come on, sugar, and even salt, this song wakes up forever!!! with us, less than an hour drive to Baskunchak ... there is that salt EVERYWHERE !!! can be loaded with a shovel.

            Exactly!Yesterday I just bought a bag of 10 rubles: Astrakhan region. Akhtubinsky district, r.p. Nizhny Baskunchak St., Krasnaya, 11b, wrote off from a pack laughing
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 25 March 2022 19: 05
              +2
              In Akhtubinsk, a port, a transshipment base ... they deliver from there, in the summer, where they need to ...
              By the way, wonderful fishing places, there is such a chic backwater drinks
              By the way, different airplanes fly, fly ....
              1. Reptiloid
                Reptiloid 25 March 2022 20: 51
                +1
                laughing We are just about to run out of salt. Both at home and in the country. I bought 1kg 25₽. Enough for a long time, if just for food, not blanks
                ....less than an hour drive to Baskunchak....

                fellow you're in luck here! What trade can you come up with? recourse after all, not everyone can go there ... a joke
                1. rocket757
                  rocket757 25 March 2022 21: 16
                  +2
                  We went there to swim in salt lakes, climb in caves ... it’s just relaxation, these chalk caves and it’s easy to breathe after them!
                  There is also Mount Bogdo, a shrine for Buddhists ... in general, the places are interesting, although around, there is a naked steppe ....
                  Although, after the rains, the mud there is impassable, especially if you climb into the salt marsh ...
                  1. Reptiloid
                    Reptiloid 25 March 2022 21: 28
                    +1
                    Quote: rocket757
                    We went there to swim in salt lakes, climb in caves ... it’s just relaxation, these chalk caves and it’s easy to breathe after them! ...

                    So I say --- lucky you! And I had to buy a crystal of pink salt from a cave for 500 rubles, a few kg in weight (I forgot the exact figure ..),
                    1. rocket757
                      rocket757 25 March 2022 23: 54
                      +2
                      How young we were, wherever we were carried ... now in the caves, at least somehow, they began to create conveniences for those who wish to visit them. And when we climbed there, on a rope and rope ladders ... it was a long time ago, 30 years or more ago.
                      1. Reptiloid
                        Reptiloid 26 March 2022 00: 26
                        +1
                        We have Sablinsky caves in our region and I was there. And I will try to find and see your caves and the Buddhist shrine on the net.
                        About products. Mom orders in an online store. Like ordinary stores, the difference in prices between different firms can be significant, prices rise for about a year, but there are also some reductions. Which has gone up in price lately. Tea, coffee, chocolate, some fish, some meat Some medicines up to one and a half or more times.
                      2. rocket757
                        rocket757 26 March 2022 02: 04
                        +2
                        We have caves, these are chalk workings, but water made its way ... they are little known.
                        Now there are even more of them, there are mines and the Knauf plant ... various building materials from gypsum. in their mines, essno not allowed.
                        Bogdo ... Kalmykia is nearby, Elista is the capital of Buddhists ...
                      3. Reptiloid
                        Reptiloid 26 March 2022 09: 55
                        +1
                        ..... Kalmykia is near .....
                        good
                        And not far from my house is Datsan GUNZECHOINEI --- Buddhist temple! For a long time it was the only Buddhist temple in Europe, and the northernmost in the world. Only now in Europe there are 3 datsans - in Elista and in Moscow, and the northernmost datsan is now in Yakutia.
                        In St. Petersburg, a datsan was founded at the request of the Tibetan Dalai Lama in 1909.
                      4. rocket757
                        rocket757 26 March 2022 10: 39
                        +2
                        So, I "pray" to my gods, but I do not blaspheme against strangers!
                        It's okay as long as it doesn't interfere with other people's lives.
                      5. Reptiloid
                        Reptiloid 26 March 2022 11: 16
                        +1
                        Yes, it is clear that you, Victor, are respectful.
                        And our St. Petersburg is a city where temples and symbols of different religions are nearby, without arguing with each other. Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Hindu, Ancient Slavic, even American Indians, and of course Christianity!
                        ..... There are churches --- more than a hundred to us,
                        Illuminated by the radiance of God,
                        There are synagogues, Buddha temple,
                        Mosques, churches and churches!.....
                      6. rocket757
                        rocket757 26 March 2022 11: 24
                        +2
                        Yes, that's how we were taught.
                        If you want to be treated with respect, respect others.
                        Everything, of course, has its own boundaries, rules, but that's why we are people, so that we can build our lives reasonably.
  7. IGOR GORDEEV
    IGOR GORDEEV 25 March 2022 12: 53
    +3
    Ursula and other European "functionaries" refer to contracts with Russia for gas / oil, that there is payment in euros / dollars and that there is not a word about rubles. There we mean sanctions, and then contracts. Or let them take off the cross or panties, as they say ...
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 25 March 2022 12: 57
    +1
    thanks to the joint actions of Washington and Brussels, the EU decided to cut Russian gas imports by about two-thirds in perspective
    And what about the prospect for 5 or 10 years, and in this perspective, the United States will be able to provide Europe with LNG? That's the question. Europe is like a lamb that is being led to the slaughter, and it thinks it's for mom's boobs. Time will dot all the I And then all these Borrells, Ursula von der ..., Scholz, Macrons and the like will sing completely different songs, and some will fly off the presidential (chancellor's) chair.
    1. alexey sidykin
      alexey sidykin 25 March 2022 16: 18
      0
      Yeah, maybe there are 15 in quantity, some there ... a ton instead of the required 300 annually ... a ton laughing laughing
  9. Emergency
    Emergency 25 March 2022 12: 59
    0
    I go to the store for a month and look at the shelves and the prices. There were no empty seats on the shelves, the price increase is within reason, everything is calm at the gas station. what If this is called sanctions hit us, then they seem to have killed you altogether.
    1. Russian
      Russian 25 March 2022 13: 19
      -3
      What city is this in? Personally, I see empty shelves in stores for a number of goods, a rise in prices by 30-40% for goods. If this is within reason, then what is not within reason?)
      Or do you not live in Russia?
      1. alexey sidykin
        alexey sidykin 25 March 2022 16: 16
        0
        Quote: р_у_с_с_к_и_й
        What city is this in? Personally, I see empty shelves in stores for a number of goods, a rise in prices by 30-40% for goods. If this is within reason, then what is not within reason?)
        Or do you not live in Russia?

        Where are the empty shelves? There was emptiness on Sunday only in a sugar place, everything else is there.
        1. Russian
          Russian 25 March 2022 17: 03
          -2
          I wrote about a number of products. There was no toilet paper, no feminine hygiene products.
          It's not critical, I agree. But the price increase is within reason, as the comrade wrote above, this is absurd) Apparently he has his own stores
          1. alexey sidykin
            alexey sidykin 25 March 2022 22: 10
            0
            Quote: р_у_с_с_к_и_й
            I wrote about a number of products. There was no toilet paper, no feminine hygiene products.
            It's not critical, I agree. But the price increase is within reason, as the comrade wrote above, this is absurd) Apparently he has his own stores

            I have not seen anything like this in our markets ... And with prices as well. So I agree with my friend above. Yes, prices have risen for some goods, but this is a purely speculative factor.
    2. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 25 March 2022 13: 28
      +3
      Quote: Emergency
      There were no empty seats on the shelves,

      As it was supposed, after taking the fucking magnetic-five hucksters by the udder, the sugar immediately returned (they were held by a specialist in the RC) - and there was a cry ... yes
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 25 March 2022 15: 26
        +1
        Ha, ha, this morning I stopped by a convenience store (the only one in our village, from the large, chain stores) Pokupochka or Pokupalka ... as they call it now !!! Shit, closed for re-evaluation!!! I was left without cigarettes and didn’t buy anything for tea ...
        Here’s an ambush, I’m going to work early, it’s not yet six ... so the day before yesterday there was even sugar lying there for 40 rubles, on a discount card, and without it 65 scars.
        I'll drop by today after work, purely from interest.
        By the way, they have not had SODA lately, food !!! Who bought it and why???
        Everything else was there, there were no empty shelves (except for sugar, of course), prices were slowly creeping up, but it didn’t even start yesterday ...
      2. alexey sidykin
        alexey sidykin 25 March 2022 16: 14
        0
        Quote: Paranoid50
        Quote: Emergency
        There were no empty seats on the shelves,

        As it was supposed, after taking the fucking magnetic-five hucksters by the udder, the sugar immediately returned (they were held by a specialist in the RC) - and there was a cry ... yes

        And I immediately told all my friends that they just cheated and are waiting for a price increase.
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 25 March 2022 13: 05
    +1
    in the United States, they write that thanks to the joint actions of Washington and Brussels, the European Union decided to reduce Russian gas imports by about two-thirds in the future.

    American Wishlist is straight from all the media, tomorrow there will be plenty of gas, but so far there are no queues for those who wish, but there are also a lot of nuances. First of all, they want to strain Qatar, and not everything is going smoothly here:
    Qatar also has one more, also quite obvious, requirement for potential partners in the LNG business: such companies must be ready to conclude long-term contracts, the price formula in which will be oriented to the oil basket prices, and one of the obligatory points will be the condition take-​or-pay, "take or pay". The logic of the leaders of Qatar and Qatar Gas is clear: each additional million tons of annual LNG production requires at least one billion capital investments. Qatar’s plans to increase production volumes are known, and the minimum amount of necessary investments is also known: the production volume will increase from the current 77 million tons to 126 million by 2027, that is, at least $50 billion is required for the construction of LNG capacities. The word "only" is not accidental, since Qatar traditionally does not outsource the transportation of its LNG production - it is carried out only on LNG carriers owned by Qatar Gas. Consequently, huge investments are also to be made in the construction of a new "gas flotilla", and here there can simply be no talk of any spot deals with potential European consumers - such a serious business should be as transparent as possible, investors should know in advance the rhythm of the return of their funds.
  11. riwas
    riwas 25 March 2022 13: 12
    +1
    However, in the United States they write that thanks to the joint actions of Washington and Brussels, the European Union decided to reduce Russian gas imports by about two-thirds in the future.

    The US is stubbornly dragging Europe to the graveyard.
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 25 March 2022 13: 15
    0
    American press: sanctions hit Russia, but oil and gas exports remain its salvation
    Too narrowly they assess the situation in the Russian economy, and in society as a whole.
    So nothing ever worked out for anyone ... these are very old lessons of history and they have not learned them.
    1. alexey sidykin
      alexey sidykin 25 March 2022 16: 12
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      American press: sanctions hit Russia, but oil and gas exports remain its salvation
      Too narrowly they assess the situation in the Russian economy, and in society as a whole.
      So nothing ever worked out for anyone ... these are very old lessons of history and they have not learned them.

      It depends on who didn’t learn ... grandfather bluntly stated that the sanctions had not yet forced anyone to surrender and that this journalists were inflating their significance laughing
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 25 March 2022 19: 11
        +2
        Grandpa is experienced, no doubt.
        By the way, in his decisions, he is very pragmatic and restrained ... when he is in working form, of course.
        It is not in vain that some of our political scientists urge to wish him good health, because the figures around him are already completely frostbitten, almost all of them.
  13. House 25 Sq. 380
    House 25 Sq. 380 25 March 2022 14: 05
    0
    An imbecile is someone who fails at something, but without analysis, he stubbornly continues to do the same thing with a predictable result ....
    Can't crush Russia?
    Why? China is helping ... Sanctions to China ....
    Again it doesn't work... Why? The Saudis are helping ... Sanctions of Saudi Arabia ....
    It didn't work out again.... Why? India buys Russian oil and military equipment.... Indian sanctions!
    Apparently, we will soon see how the United States imposes sanctions against Westinghouse ...
  14. XNUMX%
    XNUMX% 25 March 2022 14: 39
    0
    The time will come and sanctions will hit the United States, I don’t think that a bunch of multi-colored shit will be able to keep its shape for a long time after that. To live only ... until this glorious day.
  15. alexey sidykin
    alexey sidykin 25 March 2022 16: 10
    0
    But after all, many thought that the oil and gas industry was only pulling us back, preventing us from developing ...
  16. mediumpro
    mediumpro 28 March 2022 13: 28
    0
    And no one thought why the Russian Federation left its ZRV on corr. foreign bank accounts? Why has the dollar exchange rate been so inadequate for the last three years, if you look at the trade balance of the Russian Federation for the same time? And the answer is obvious .... preparation for the fin. consequences of the special The operation has been going on for at least 3 years. And the requirement of calculations is unfriendly. countries in rubles - this is just a direct consequence of the freezing of gold reserves. Now the West is faced with a choice: 1. Launch a full-scale global crisis with a drop in oil, which will undoubtedly drown the Russian Federation, but the West itself will have a place at the bottom from the inflation dispersed by it. 2 Accept the conditions of the Russian Federation and pay for raw materials in rubles. And what about Ukraine .... so, I think, the Russian Federation will also grow in this territory.