The analytical program "However," with Mikhail Leontyev 17 July 2014
New sanctions-this is obviously a crazy attempt to blackmail Russia for the recent successes of the militias in the Donbass. Russia is openly accused of not ensuring the unilateral surrender of the militia to Ukrainian punitive.
Recall that the three brigades, more precisely, the battalion groups formed from them, were blocked by the Donbas self-defense forces while trying to cut off the rebel republics from the Russian border. Some military observers believe that this could be a turning point during a military operation in the Southeast.
To reiterate, the current portion of sanctions is blackmail sanctions, not punishment sanctions. Sanctions of punishment, that is, voiced threats to cut off Russia from the markets and the current global payment system, if they are introduced, mean a transition to a full-scale Cold War, when it will be too late to blackmail us. Because there is nothing. That is why there are big doubts in the application of such sanctions. Although the threat itself has already given a full and large-scale result.
BRICS - the organization of the five largest, developing economies of the world, originally born as an abbreviation invented by analysts Goldman Sachs, is taking on the features of an economic and political association endowed with real tools and institutions. These should be the newly established Currency Reserves Pool and the New Development Bank with a total capital of 200 billions of dollars.
"The real purpose of the BRICS Bank, Financial Times, is to compete with institutions headed by the United States and Europe, such as the World Bank and the IMF, and to demonstrate that the BRICS countries are not hostages of these institutions of the previous world order, or was ruled by the major Western powers. "
Russia has been working for some time to create an alternative payment system autonomous from Western financial institutions. The threat of sanctions from the West, with which Russia has been affiliated for a long time and in terms of finance, markets and economic ideology, already means a transition to other models of development and import substitution. Actually this means development itself. The current breakthrough in the institutionalization of BRICS is a continuation of the well-known turn to the East. Remember the same unprecedented long-term contracts with China,
“Japanese and South Korean companies in Russia should treat each other as partners in a situation where China is growing stronger,” a Japanese diplomat quotes the Financial Times. “Russia's decision to establish a closer partnership with China cannot but put pressure on our economic interests. Companies of Japan and South Korea must resist Chinese expansion in Russia. "
See, Japan and Korea are wildly worried about the large-scale Russian-Chinese rapprochement. The fact is that Southeast Asia will not be able to be built like Europe, where Germany stands looking at the American overseer. That is, there will simply be no one-way alliance with China, which we are used to scaring us. Russia is in demand in the world outside the United States and its direct satellites. And this demand is largely determined by our ability to conduct a sovereign independent policy. It’s good to say thanks to our American partners for stimulating us to this.
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