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Christmas present from the EU - what's in the ninth package of sanctions

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Christmas present from the EU - what's in the ninth package of sanctions



Switched to personality


The ninth package of sanctions, unexpectedly easily agreed upon and promptly put into action by European politicians, was, as you know, clearly tied in time to the oil price ceiling. However, the expected effect of such synchronicity will definitely not be. And not only because prices have not fallen from the ceiling.

The package itself, since we really wanted to move it from the negotiation stage into reality, turned out to be not only short in essence, but also overly deliberate in terms of targeting. For almost everyone whom the European Commissioners were so eager to offend, the 9th package is like a dead poultice.

The sanctions lists of the ninth package include 200 people and organizations, including three deputy prime ministers and nine ministers at once. There have never been so many, not to mention governors and deputies. Soon, it seems, there will be no one left behind the brackets.

They even gave quite specific explanations about the vice-premiers in the EU. So, Victoria Abramchenko is already to blame for the fact that "carried out control over attempts to redirect grain from Ukraine without the consent of Ukraine". But Tatyana Golikova, according to the EU, and in fact “approved the decisions of the Russian government on mobilization.”

There are very big doubts that T. Golikova will refuse responsibility "for the introduction of the Russian education system in new territories." But hitting on Alexei Overchuk, “responsible for providing budgetary support to Belarus,” actually seems like a serious stretch.

So it won't take long to push the Belarusian allies into direct confrontation with the EU and the Kyiv regime, which Minsk still manages to avoid. But, in principle, package No. 9 at least contains logic regarding the officers of the Main Computing Center of the Armed Forces and the developers and manufacturers of combat systems.

They didn't leave


What everyone else is guilty of is known only in the EU, where they are literally eager to somehow support the Russian fifth column, but they find it all somewhere else. Artists, columnists, bloggers and pop "star dust" - but among these, who are not really needed abroad, everyone who wanted to, it seems, has already departed along the route: suitcase - Moscow - railway station - abroad.

European journalists have already noticed that the naive expectation that the defendants have real estate or some assets that can be blocked did not materialize. It seems that in the West they were judged according to their own, or rather, according to our Russian renegades, who, with the beginning of the SVO, literally rushed abroad to save the goods acquired by overwork.

As it turned out, the new Russian victims of the sanctions do not own any banks or financial structures. If there are shares or blocks of shares somewhere, then, as a rule, in structures that are far from the sphere of sanctions. In the best possible scenario for the sanctioners, someone could have something offshore.

In this case, something to bite, it seems, could even work out. But so far, nothing has been heard from anyone. And this is not at all surprising. Pay attention, even in the Moscow representation of the EU, which, oddly enough, is still functioning properly, pouring mud on our government and the whole country, they recognized the severely limited nature of the ninth package.

This means that the sanctions have been “calibrated”, a word they have chosen, in such a way as to minimize the negative consequences for the Russian population. Truly touching concern for you and me. The main thing is to make it difficult for Russia to produce a new weapons and renovation of the old. You might think that the same "population" does not work at defense enterprises.

Most likely, the EU understands quite well that the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, is absolutely right when she says that

"The package of EU sanctions will cause socio-economic problems in the EU itself."

But to admit it openly is to sign something like capitulation in the economic war. And there after all and until real quite close.

Finance has long sung all the romances


Recall that since December 16, a number of Russian media outlets have been sanctioned, including the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, the National Media Group and the RT television channel. Almost on the same list with them are the political parties of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, "A Just Russia - Patriots - For Truth", the Liberal Democratic Party, "New People", "United Russia". To frighten all this public is a hopeless business.

The defense industry was also under attack from the EU - Tochmash Design Bureau, Ural Automobile Plant, Votkinsk Plant and Kazan Optical and Mechanical Plant, Shvabe Optical Holding. And also only two banks - the Moscow Credit Bank (MKB) and the Far East Bank. All the rest who could be punished, and even those who could not, as you will affect the population, have long been on all lists. However, they continue to work stubbornly.

These banks, by the way, were given a reprieve until the summer to close correspondent relationships and transactions. They are still allowed to participate in the financing and servicing of international trade in fertilizers and agricultural commodities. Other Russian banks, however, too.

Under milder sanctions in a special list - without freezing assets, was the All-Russian Bank for Regional Development (RRDB). This is an old list, which already contains Rosneft, the owner of almost all the shares of this bank.


Utilization of fear


The European Commissioners were clearly in a hurry to ban new investments and even loans in the Russian energy and mining sectors. In such a hurry that they immediately introduced a whole set of exceptions for "certain critical raw materials."

In general, you can’t go anywhere, but if you really want to, then you can. Can be into the mining and production of bauxite and aluminum, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron ore, mineral fertilizers (including phosphate rock and potassium), molybdenum, nickel, palladium, rhodium, scandium, titanium, vanadium and rare earth elements.

Wow list, isn't it? And it is not at all surprising that, while preparing its ninth sanctions package, the European Union gave Russia some indulgences. Thus, Russian titanium, aluminum, copper, nickel, palladium and iron ore are excluded from import and transport sanctions.

What is this, if not an admission of mistakes, and a statement of fear of the coming large-scale crisis in the most advanced industries due to the cessation of supplies of Russian raw materials. Strategic in most cases, mind you.

However, sub-sectors such as the extraction of lead, zinc, tungsten, gold, silver, diamonds and other precious stones fell under the ban on new European investment. The supply of construction materials is now also under sanctions, which could undermine a powerful construction boom in Russia.

Maybe, but it is unlikely to undermine, since those who want to replace the Europeans, without losing too much in the level of technology, literally line up. Needless to say, a lot was also banned in the eight previous packages, including investments in Russian oil, gas and coal production.

And what is the result? Nothing more than zilch, in comparison with which even the price ceiling looks like a very serious measure. The effect of it, however, if it will be, is very, very delayed.
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  1. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 23 December 2022 04: 56
    -3
    About five years ago, I demanded that the US State Department impose sanctions against me... until now, the bastards have not imposed... this is discrimination.
    And to our bourgeoisie who brought abroad the assets seized from the Russian economy, I’ll tell you straight ... how good it is that the Anglo-Saxons gave you a kick in the ass ... they deserve it ... it’s bad that the GDP is too loyal to you.
    1. smart ass
      smart ass 23 December 2022 06: 56
      -2
      What position do you actually hold to demand this?!
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 23 December 2022 06: 59
        +3
        And I'm actually a citizen of Russia ... is that not enough for you?
        1. smart ass
          smart ass 23 December 2022 07: 02
          0
          No comments))))))))))))))))))))
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 December 2022 06: 04
    +1
    turned out to be not only scanty in essence, but also overly deliberate in terms of targeting.
    In the EU itself, they admit with great regret that they have exhausted themselves and completely exhausted themselves with regard to the introduction of new sanctions. Those who are more sane are already loudly saying that sanctions hit Europe more than Russia, and the United States contributes to this with its actions. But in spite of everything, they continue the sanctions "binge", assuming that the hangover will be very difficult and one cannot do without a "dropper" (if it is at hand by that time).
    1. smart ass
      smart ass 23 December 2022 06: 57
      -2
      They also said about the oil price ceiling that it doesn’t matter to us, but the ruble exchange rate hit sharply, in the end we will all pay for it
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 23 December 2022 07: 01
        -5
        Quote: Clever man
        They also said about the oil price ceiling that it doesn’t matter to us, but the ruble exchange rate hit sharply, in the end we will all pay for it

        It hasn't kicked yet... but some people really want it... especially inside the country.
        1. smart ass
          smart ass 23 December 2022 07: 11
          -1
          From 62 to 72 it didn’t bang?! And there is no need to limit oil prices?))
          1. Lech from Android.
            Lech from Android. 23 December 2022 07: 16
            -3
            Quote: Clever man
            From 62 to 72 it didn’t bang?! And there is no need to limit oil prices?))

            Oil doesn't necessarily have to do with it... it could be a combination of factors.
            The Central Bank of Russia is not accountable to the government and conducts its own monetary policy.
            It's hard to say what's on Nabibulinna's mind. request
          2. Diana Ilyina
            Diana Ilyina 23 December 2022 18: 06
            +2
            Calm down, the dollar was over a hundred, we experienced nothing like that ... request
            1. smart ass
              smart ass 23 December 2022 18: 59
              -3
              What you worry about is that your husband will come and bring money
        2. skeptick2
          skeptick2 23 December 2022 10: 51
          0
          Quote: Lech from Android.
          Until I freaked out

          Are you looking at this course? Have you ever seen the drop curve?
          As for the article - it pleases. I once again learned that the next sanctions of the West only once again only benefit us. I am peaceful and happy.
          1. Nastia makarova
            Nastia makarova 23 December 2022 11: 55
            0
            I was 90 and nothing terrible happened
            1. skeptick2
              skeptick2 23 December 2022 12: 18
              0
              Many things were...
              When the trees were big
              Code more than half of the ZRV were not frozen.
              When the country was not under the yoke of the most severe sanctions, the end of which is not visible.
              When there was no war.
              When the state was forced not to rebuild on a military footing.
              When a lot of foreign companies and investors still continued to work in Russia, and did not flee from it.
              When the GDP, albeit little by little, but grew.
              When there was at least a ghostly chance to catch up with that same Portugal.
              Alas, the situation has changed. Sharp. And it has become much more difficult to operate with reserves and methods of stabilizing the economy. Nabiullina is well aware of this. Who was rumored to have already tried to leave her seat. It was painfully uncomfortable for her to sit in her chair, apparently.
              1. Nastia makarova
                Nastia makarova 23 December 2022 12: 42
                0
                have you seen life in Portugal? we have a family with an income of 100-130 thousand lives much better than most Portuguese, although if you translate into euros, you get beggars
                1. skeptick2
                  skeptick2 23 December 2022 16: 35
                  -1
                  Indeed?
                  I am glad that our (your?) family lives better than the Portuguese one.
                  But in this case, a reasonable question arises: what was the basis for the desire of the guarantor to catch up with this nasty Portugal? Maybe he's off topic? Not aware that a Russian family lives better than a Portuguese one? And no one needs to be chased?
                  By the way, is 100-130 thousand a monthly income of a Russian family or an annual one? If annual, then the guarantor was right in his desire.
                  If it’s monthly, then I’m sorry, I don’t observe such families in my environment (outside the Moscow Ring Road). I just don't see it. Something with vision...
                  1. Diana Ilyina
                    Diana Ilyina 23 December 2022 18: 09
                    -3
                    This is in what place and where did the GDP declare about catching up and overtaking Portugal? Why lie, and even so crooked?
                    1. skeptick2
                      skeptick2 23 December 2022 18: 47
                      -1
                      And you do not follow the speeches and speeches of our guarantor at all? Are they not interested in you?
                      In vain. You can learn a lot from them.
                      I personally advise you to find the famous program article (then still the future president of the country) "Russia at the turn of the millennium" dated December 31, 1999. And study it carefully. And with surprise to find in it the words of the current guarantor that the Russian economy is able to catch up and overtake Portugal in such an important indicator as per capita GDP (PPP). Vladimir Vladimirovich assures us of this, as always, concisely and clearly. And the term determines the implementation of this unprecedented economic breakthrough - 15 years.
                      However, recently the guarantor for some reason does not remember his former dreams.
            2. smart ass
              smart ass 23 December 2022 18: 59
              -3
              You that the husband will come will bring money)
    2. Eule
      Eule 23 December 2022 16: 52
      -3
      Quote: rotmistr60
      exhausted about the introduction of new sanctions

      Would read science fiction, or something. The real sanctions are described in the "Year of the Dragon" - the official got into the car, it stalled. Got out - started up. Picked up the phone - it turned off. I gave it to someone and stepped aside - I earned it. And there with all the equipment. Up to the non-descent of water in the "smart toilet".
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 23 December 2022 06: 31
    +1
    Mice, different satiety, gnaw, fat cat, watching ..
  4. Nikolay Malyugin
    Nikolay Malyugin 23 December 2022 06: 33
    +5
    The fact that the people who left were in no way connected with either the country or the army is a misfortune, first of all, of the country from which they left. Many of them work remotely. And here it is necessary to distinguish between who is still beneficial for our country, and who is harmful. Not everything is so simple in our kingdom.
    1. smart ass
      smart ass 23 December 2022 07: 01
      +3
      In addition, mostly active residents of the country, entrepreneurs who tried to build something to organize the work of people, left. Poor people a priori cannot even leave for Kazakhstan
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 23 December 2022 07: 19
        -4
        Quote: Clever man
        In addition, mostly active residents of the country, entrepreneurs who tried to build something to organize the work of people, left. Poor people a priori cannot even leave for Kazakhstan

        Is it Galkin and Pugacheva who organize labor?
        I am very glad that all this slag has gone abroad ... our country doesn’t fucking need such entrepreneurs.
        In Kazakhstan, these runners are milked by local Nazis like cider goats.
        1. 2 Level Advisor
          2 Level Advisor 23 December 2022 07: 42
          +3
          Quote: Lech from Android.
          Is it Galkin and Pugacheva who organize labor?

          I personally know 2 people who employed almost 30 people - in white and they paid a lot of taxes - now in Georgia, they are thinking - how to transfer a business .. Do you think it is useful and good when tens of thousands of people are able to build a business and (or) earn themselves and "put in the budget", and not receive from the budget - disappear from the economy? is it slag? not a very far-sighted remark .. does everyone live at the expense of the budget? and for those who worked for them, now sit on the budget?
          Quote: Lech from Android.
          In Kazakhstan, these runners are milked by local Nazis like cider goats.

          it’s quite real .. and what will be milked and what will be ruined .. the economy of OUR country, what is good about it? what will she get in return?
          as a result, the Russian Federation loses .. and loses a lot - money, prospects, development .. we are a capitalist country, and with the departure of small capitalists, those who left, and this is basically not buy-sell, but doing something, that and " over the hill" can be implemented .. at such a pace, you can completely turn into a feudal one, when everyone depends on the "big gentleman who is somewhere out there" .. not in vain, for example, the same IT people at least 100000 left, the government thinks how return it back, they have a deeper understanding of the situation than you do .. and you are all about the "Pugalkins" ..
          1. Lech from Android.
            Lech from Android. 23 December 2022 07: 49
            -6
            Quote: Level 2 Advisor
            You are all about the "Pugalkins" ..

            And I personally know entrepreneurs who do not run anywhere, but work in Russia and regularly pay taxes.
            Should I shed tears or something that these runners decided to run abroad?
            This is their choice, not mine, and the price is so penny and penny. hi
            And the fact that it was IT people turned out to be the fault of those who relied on such unreliable personnel.
            It was necessary to select people who did not flee abroad like cowardly hares.
            1. 2 Level Advisor
              2 Level Advisor 23 December 2022 08: 02
              +2
              Quote: Lech from Android.
              And I personally know entrepreneurs who do not run anywhere, but work in Russia and regularly pay taxes.

              Well, yes, not everyone is running .. those that nafig no one needs abroad are definitely not running .. but am I talking about this?
              Quote: Lech from Android.
              Should I shed tears or something that these runners decided to run abroad?
              This is their choice, not mine, and the price is so penny and penny.

              They definitely don’t need your tears, but they cost a lot .. and not a little .. for the economy and development of the country .. You, Alexey, judge with emotions .. and the economy doesn’t care about emotions .. it either loses or gains .. put for small business (yes, even if everyone disappears) - there was an attitude in the Union - and in vain, by the way, the same Stalin started far-sightedly in his time, but did not have time to develop this direction .. and now - you definitely shouldn’t think that all this is - will not affect in any way in the end, in any case, to think that this does not affect anything - well, it’s very reckless and short-sighted ... a good example, my friend, who is engaged in circuitry, left, and stayed with the window production shop .. you feel the difference ?
              1. Lech from Android.
                Lech from Android. 23 December 2022 09: 05
                -3
                You know the slogan cadres decide everything... select, train, hire people who will be the backbone of any enterprise - this is the success of any economy.
                And if excuse me, the frames are leaking like water through your fingers, then what kind of economy is this ... stepping on your own foot.
                I'm not judging by emotions ... I would never hire an unreliable employee and I advise all entrepreneurs not to do the same stupid things.
                1. smart ass
                  smart ass 23 December 2022 19: 01
                  -2
                  Lech stop using illegal drugs
          2. smart ass
            smart ass 23 December 2022 08: 48
            -1
            I work in a private organization in which there are 7 hypermarkets and 300 staff members. I imagine the owner took it and left. The office wouldn't even last a month after that
            1. Igor_Lvovich
              Igor_Lvovich 24 December 2022 09: 47
              +1
              More of them would leave. We don't need hucksters, we need production workers, and there are plenty of specialists to buy and sell.
          3. Non-fighter
            Non-fighter 23 December 2022 10: 16
            0
            I personally know 2 people who employed almost 30 people in white

            Business working "in the white" is either from the field of unscientific fiction or "at gunpoint", or other incidental circumstances, I have seen some options. "At gunpoint" is when I worked for a large oligarchic company. They worked "in the white" and even paid off normally when calculating, because "with such control as we have, it will honestly be cheaper."
            There may also be a foreign company, "wife's toy", etc.
            1. 2 Level Advisor
              2 Level Advisor 23 December 2022 13: 02
              -2
              in white, I meant the salary and the people who will lose it, they don’t know about the rest .. and it’s not the whiteness of the salary that makes sense, but the fact that now they won’t have any .. and with a reduction in the labor market, with normal salaries - It's getting harder to find a job..
          4. Nastia makarova
            Nastia makarova 23 December 2022 12: 01
            -2
            and why did these cowards run? mobilization would not touch the majority
            1. smart ass
              smart ass 23 December 2022 19: 03
              0
              And why would you not sign up for the medical unit as a volunteer at the front? Or are you just pushing slogans on the site and hiding behind the kids?
            2. smart ass
              smart ass 23 December 2022 19: 06
              -2
              Do you like to talk about honor when men lose their lives and you cook borscht and play independent and strong
  5. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 23 December 2022 09: 08
    +2
    Quote: Clever man
    I imagine the owner took it and left.

    I can’t imagine how a capitalist will once again leave a profitable business ... he will sell it, but he won’t leave it at all. smile
    1. AdAstra
      AdAstra 23 December 2022 09: 34
      0
      And when he sells, he will first of all think about his pocket or about hired workers?
    2. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 23 December 2022 12: 03
      +1
      if the business is profitable, then it was easier to give 200 thousand to the military commissar and get away from mobilization than to run away
    3. smart ass
      smart ass 23 December 2022 19: 07
      -4
      You don't understand some business is part of life
  6. Mishka78
    Mishka78 23 December 2022 11: 13
    +1
    IMHO - the more personal sanctions, the better for Russia.
    At least stolen goods will not be taken to London.
    And there, you see, someday a normal government will come and ask where a civil servant with a salary of 400k / month has a mansion for a couple of billions.
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 23 December 2022 12: 57
    +2
    And what about the Votkinsk plant, what didn’t please the EU? bully
  8. Fan-fan
    Fan-fan 23 December 2022 21: 23
    -1
    political parties of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, "Fair Russia - Patriots - For Truth", LDPR, "New People", "United Russia". To frighten all this public is a hopeless business.

    With this statement, the authors hit the mark. These "geese" really do not frighten anything.
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 25 December 2022 11: 53
    0
    As they wrote, they had fun, counted, shed tears with their sanctions. The calculation was on the first blow of the sanctions, it didn’t work, it became more painful for myself. Wait, by inertia, they introduce it and already with a bed of straw, because they won’t be able to print money for a long time. Another thing is the self-esteem of citizens of the Russian Federation who will use and sell to the West everything that is possible for promises not to be touched, not to be touched yet.
  10. Ilgizl
    Ilgizl 29 December 2022 02: 27
    0
    In general, they left critically important resources for themselves, which will allow them to feed their economy again with these supplies.