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"Maximum" isolation

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White House spokesman Eric Schulz told the world about Russia's “maximum isolation” for all the latest history. This result was brought about by the well-coordinated policy of the West, which introduced restrictive measures against Russia. Mr. Schulz believes that the merit of “isolation” belongs to the “international leadership” of President Obama.



Thanks to the policies of the West and the imposition of sanctions, Russia has found itself in the utmost international isolation “for all of recent history. This was announced at a briefing by Eric Schultz, a representative of the White House. The full record of the press conference was made public on the official YouTube channel Administration of the American President (briefing on the record starts at 1 hours. 11 minutes).

Mr Schulz noted that “thanks to international leadership” of Barack Obama, Russia is now “more isolated than ever in recent history.” According to the official representative of the White House, Western sanctions led to a reduction in the economy of the Russian Federation on the 1 / 6 part.

Schultz has doubts that the results of the recent referendum in Britain may affect the easing of sanctions against Moscow. Schulz believes that this is nothing more than “speculation” on the air. The representative said that Washington "does not expect" that this referendum could somehow affect "the lifting of sanctions."

Recall, about the results of the British referendum, recently spoke out the former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul. According to him, Putin actually won on a plebiscite in Britain. He wrote about this in Twitter.

“Today it is a giant victory for the purposes of Putin’s foreign policy. Pay tribute to him ", - quotes the former diplomat "Lenta.ru".

According to McFaul, the victory of supporters of the refusal of British membership in the EU "serves his [Putin] long-term goals in Europe."

“Putin complained about the collapse of the USSR and the Warsaw Pact, so he is glad to see a split in European unity,” Mr. McFaul also noted.

As for the sanctions, which should be extended from July 31, the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker spoke about them earlier (June 21) in an interview with Euronews.

“At the moment it is absolutely clear that in June we will extend the sanctions. But over the next six months, we will continue monitoring to see if there is enough progress in implementing the Minsk agreements to lift some of the sanctions, ”Juncker quotes. "Lenta.ru".

There were explanations. “Simply put, the more implemented Minsk Protocol points, the fewer sanctions,” the head of the European Commission said.

Before Juncker, the same was said at the end of May by the President of the European Council Donald Tusk. According to him, which leads Newsru.com, EU sanctions against Russia will be extended to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Also, we recall, in the declaration on the results of the G7 summit in Japan, the leaders of the G7 states also spoke in favor of maintaining the sanctions against Russia imposed after the annexation of the Crimea peninsula.

All these statements are confirmed by the fresh speech of the “main man” on sanctions in Europe - Angela Merkel.

Nothing stands in the way of extending sanctions against Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. According to her, to extend the restrictive measures, "unfortunately, it is necessary."

Following the meeting of EU Heads of State in Brussels on the evening of June 28, Frau Chancellor stated that she and the French President brought something to the attention of EU leaders: the extension of sanctions against Russia “is regrettably necessary.” He writes about it RBC with reference to The Wall Street Journal.

Merkel noted that the agreement on a cease-fire in the south-east of Ukraine has not yet been executed, and therefore there are no obstacles to the extension of the sanctions. “The extension of sanctions stops nothing,” she said.

According to her, the discussion of restrictive measures against Russia at the summit of EU leaders took a little time.

As the chairman of the European Council, Donald Tusk, noted, a broader discussion of the issue of sanctions and EU relations with the Russian Federation will be held in October 2016.

Recall that the current period of anti-Russian sanctions expires on July 31. Restrictive measures will be extended until the end of January 2017.

Earlier, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, and Hungary supported softening sanctions against Russia. But all their statements can be considered formal, empty political chatter. No matter what the local politicians say, they will be forced to follow the “general line” of the European Union - to put it simply, to submit to the majority. In addition, neither the Slovakia, Hungary, nor Cyprus with Greece have any influential position in the European Union, and they will hardly have any (especially the last two debtor states).

Some European politicians, who usually take an opposition position to the current government, are calling for a review of relations with Russia and the lifting or at least easing of sanctions. For example, in France, Marine Le Pen, who openly criticizes President Hollande’s political line, is advocating for rapprochement with Russia.

As for international isolation, a certain of its maximum, achieved “for the whole newest history”, about which Mr. Schultz spoke, seems to be still doubtful.

For example, the unpredictable Turkish President Erdogan (inclined toward autocracy and sultanism, by the way, to say the least) made an attempt to apologize to Russia for the fighter shot down last year during the proclamation of this very “maximum”. And, while the US is talking about isolating Russia, analysts indicatethat the state of international isolation ("undeclared") brought Turkey. By whom? Erdogan, of course. After all, he has long ruled the state.

And even in the advanced American press, for example, in The Washington Post, they write that Erdogan’s letter to Putin is that step that can open the way for relieving tensions in Russian-Turkish relations.

Who is “isolated” is not even a question.

It is also known the opinion of India, which is not at all eager to observe "isolated" Russia.

Analyst P. Sh. Raghavan пишет, for example: “For India, political, defense and strategic relations with Russia retain great importance. We do not want the cold war-style pressure to weaken this relationship by strengthening others. Some areas of interaction between India and Russia cannot yet be replaced by relations with any other countries. Cooperation with Russia strengthens our leverage in relations with other partners. ”

You can not ignore the Celestial.

The results of Vladimir Putin’s visit to China demonstrated a high degree of proximity between the two countries, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Monday. “The results of President Putin’s visit to China fully demonstrated the degree of closeness of current Chinese-Russian relations, as well as the unity of the positions of the two countries,” Hong Lei quotes RIA News".

According to the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, during the visit, the parties agreed to strengthen strategic cooperation and mutual trust in the political sphere.

With such an interaction, we add, it is rather difficult to speak not only about “maximum” international isolation, but about isolation in general. You can only talk about this or that effect of certain sanctions on the Russian economy.

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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 30 June 2016 06: 18
    +4
    Well, I want it so much, I want it so much ...
    1. Andrey K
      Andrey K 30 June 2016 08: 03
      +9
      Eric Schultz Tells the World About “Maximum Isolation” laughing
      And a few months earlier, the African-American representative of the "exceptional nation" - aka "International leader" President Obama stated that Russia's economy is torn to shreds laughing
      The question is: who to believe? Or the boss of Schultz, who rushed to report the torn economy. Or Schultz, who, refuting "the greatest of the exceptional", declares that: "Western sanctions have led to a reduction in the economy of the Russian Federation by 1/6 part ..." laughing
      That is, it refutes the chief's thesis about the "torn economy". How can you shorten what is already torn laughing
    2. Imperialkolorad
      Imperialkolorad 30 June 2016 08: 50
      +2
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Well, I want it so much, I want it so much ...

      Apparently, electrical tape is still not enough to isolate Russia.
    3. Altona
      Altona 30 June 2016 13: 48
      0
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Well, I want it so much, I want it so much ...

      -----------------------
      The condom is also an insulator. These are the "isolators" from the stands and broadcast.
  2. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 30 June 2016 06: 23
    +5
    The nonsense of a White House representative is yet another attempt to pass off wishful thinking, especially regarding the mention of the "international leadership" of their president. Such a briefing would not be surprising if the broadcast was conducted not from the white, but from the "yellow" house.
    1. Kenneth
      Kenneth 30 June 2016 07: 37
      +1
      Looking at how all EU leaders lick Obama's ass, I have no doubt about his leadership.
  3. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 30 June 2016 06: 28
    +4
    Self-hypnosis is a great power! In the 90, the States kissed us on the gums, and the economy fell to zero, today sanctions are already in the 3 year, and according to them the fall of 1 / 6. Something they have with a calculator, for example, I see fluctuations in the dollar almost synchronously with the cost of oil and no more. I wonder what they will sing at 100 $ per barrel - such as Putin’s machinations?
  4. mamont5
    mamont5 30 June 2016 06: 34
    +6
    It seems that these tricks live in their own imaginable reality ...
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 June 2016 06: 49
    +3
    the merit of "isolation" belongs to the "international leadership" of President Obama.

    And what else can the White House representative say? Obama’s departure is on the nose, and there are no real results of his work for 8 years, except verbiage, narcissism and arrogance. Therefore, you have to suck out of the finger, and dirty.
    1. Beefeater
      Beefeater 30 June 2016 08: 55
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      the merit of "isolation" belongs to the "international leadership" of President Obama.

      And what else can the White House representative say? Obama’s departure is on the nose, and there are no real results of his work for 8 years, except verbiage, narcissism and arrogance. Therefore, you have to suck out of the finger, and dirty.

      It’s precisely for the reasons you have listed that Obama is America’s best president. For us.
      Well, the next one would be the same.
  6. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 30 June 2016 06: 51
    +5
    The US and the EEC believe that they are the navel of the earth. And if they introduced sanctions, then everyone follows them in unison. They prefer not to notice the BRICS and other "trifles". Well, and the flag in their hands.
  7. Yak28
    Yak28 30 June 2016 06: 52
    +5
    When they lived in isolation behind an iron curtain, then they produced everything from shuttlecocks to tracksuits wink And prices did not constantly grow for everything, and the country was strong. As Russia became open to the whole world, so immediately they began to live "well", we do not produce anything, prices are constantly growing, the West has been mocking Russia for 25 years and dipping its muzzle into the slops. that White House Representative Eric Schultz is lying, there is no isolation now
    1. Kenneth
      Kenneth 30 June 2016 14: 15
      -2
      How old are you and in what city did you live? I remember the line for everything except canned fish
      1. Cro-Magnon
        Cro-Magnon 30 June 2016 16: 25
        +3
        The people had a lot of money, the warehouses of enterprises and trade organizations were packed to capacity ... but nothing could be bought at retail ... !!? Strange ... or maybe not? The people were prepared for exchange: the party-Soviet-economic elite sought to obtain hereditary appanage power and the division of public-state property according to the principle: whoever sat on what got it in the patrimony! And for this the people were given chewing gum, Cola, jeans sex and "freedom" from everything that the Soviet Superpower gave him!
        1. Kenneth
          Kenneth 30 June 2016 18: 06
          -2
          I don’t remember about dofig money. And your theory is frankly stupid.
      2. Yak28
        Yak28 30 June 2016 18: 00
        +1
        Queues and shortages of food were made specifically so that people would support the collapse of the country and not defend the USSR in 1991, and they would take food to landfills. And I stand in line almost every day, because there are 6-8 cash registers in supermarkets 2-3, and sometimes one.
  8. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 30 June 2016 06: 56
    +1
    The more they yell about our isolation, the less others believe in it. In principle, no one already believes, except pubic lice such as Balts, Psheks, horses, and they already believe because the owner, if you do not believe, will take and scratch the pubis.
  9. EvgNik
    EvgNik 30 June 2016 07: 03
    +5
    Negro isolated Russia? This is not even funny. The crisis of the genre.
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 30 June 2016 07: 10
    +1
    But what else can you expect from this young puppy, except to praise Obashka, because he has big plans and the first of them, to replace D. Psaki.
  11. Zomanus
    Zomanus 30 June 2016 07: 15
    +3
    Well, they need to maintain the status of a power that rules the rest of the world.
    And then, well, who will mind them?
    They will just silently work with us as before in those areas
    where to us without import in any way.
  12. darksoul
    darksoul 30 June 2016 07: 32
    +1
    It depends on which side to look ..... for me, so we isolated them wink
  13. parusnik
    parusnik 30 June 2016 07: 39
    +3
    If the speech of the representative of the White House Eric Schulz is translated into normal language ... And then there wasn’t enough tape ...
  14. ibu355yandex.ru
    ibu355yandex.ru 30 June 2016 08: 26
    +5
    While the Anglo-Saxons are wondering whether to extend the sanctions and for how long, what to tie them to once again, the GDP made a great move - it extended the counter-sanctions of the Russian Federation until the end of 2017 !!! Think guys, "partners"! And we will live in isolation for now, maybe our economy will still receive an impetus for development! Moreover, the elections to the State Duma in September should shake the EP. Everything is going as well as possible!
  15. Beefeater
    Beefeater 30 June 2016 08: 51
    +1
    In America, it is customary to make loud optimistic statements.
    The idea is that the right favorable future is built first in the minds of people, the right thoughts will entail the necessary actions and events. That is why so often you can hear similar rituals about the greatness of America and the fall of Russia.
    The Russian mentality does not accept such behavior. It is customary for us to report on the fact - did, report back.
    А зря.
  16. atamankko
    atamankko 30 June 2016 08: 55
    0
    Where is your isolation, show the State Department and prove it.
  17. Pacifist
    Pacifist 30 June 2016 08: 56
    +1
    Do they live on this planet? Maybe this is the voice acting from the next blockbuster?
    1. kamikaze
      kamikaze 30 June 2016 14: 56
      0
      when they get cocooned, then they are in another galaxy. after dope they find themselves on the mattress’s land laughing laughing laughing
  18. novel66
    novel66 30 June 2016 09: 37
    +1
    and yet there isn’t enough a psakushka, she also carried garbage, but with such a cute expression on her face muzzle ... and she knew how to carry ridiculous nonsense with a serious face even when Semyonov viola.
  19. Mengad
    Mengad 30 June 2016 09: 42
    0
    "Thanks to the international leadership" of Barack Obama, Russia is now "more isolated than ever in recent history." And what does he want to boast of? Obama’s leadership is the outbreak of war, interference in the internal affairs of other states. You listen to these laudatory odes of the press secretaries of the White House and you are amazed, because an adult seems to be adequate people and they carry such nonsense.
  20. Beefeater
    Beefeater 30 June 2016 10: 09
    0
    To understand what America is, I recommend reading "The Fourth Vertebra or an Involuntary Fraud" - an encyclopedia of American life.
    1. Kenneth
      Kenneth 30 June 2016 10: 52
      -2
      But this book is a million years old. Would you still offer Twain brand or one-story America.
  21. givigor71
    givigor71 30 June 2016 10: 27
    +1
    It was 2017, Russia was moaning from LAUGHTER ... from the 34th level of economic sanctions ... The State Department issued the 3rd volume with lists of people who should not come to the USA ... Europe was drowning with wood. laughing
  22. Red_Hamer
    Red_Hamer 30 June 2016 10: 44
    0
    Have already got "isolators", with their idle talk.
  23. midivan
    midivan 30 June 2016 11: 32
    +2
    White House spokesman Eric Schulz told the world about Russia's "maximum isolation" in recent history. The coordinated policy of the West, which introduced restrictive measures against Russia, led to this result. Mr. Schultz believes that the merit of “isolation” belongs to the “international leadership” of President Obama.
    Eric Schulz told the world ... and why he didn’t say that, right now I am watching Russia 24 Moscow Urban Forum and there Anthony Townsend, senior researcher at the Center for Transport Policy and Management at New York University, talks about the future of smart cities, this is how to understand ? Abama winds the tape, and Anthony unwinds? So Eric Schulz, we shook your insulating tape directly to hell lol
  24. pigkiller
    pigkiller 30 June 2016 11: 34
    +1
    While Russia will remain a raw materials appendage of the economies of other countries,
    a similar attitude towards it from the Empire of Good and Co. will not change.
  25. midivan
    midivan 30 June 2016 11: 39
    +2
    For example, the unpredictable Turkish president Erdogan (incidentally prone to autocracy and sultanism, to say the least) made the attempt to apologize to Russia for the fighter shot down last year precisely during the proclamation of this “maximum”.
    Oleg Chuvakin, here’s the question for you personally, what kind of fighter are you talking about?
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 30 June 2016 11: 43
      +1
      Quote: midivan
      Oleg Chuvakin, here’s a personal question for you-What kind of fighter are we talking about?

      good

      Oleg Chuvakin, hike, do not care about the type of aircraft negative
  26. Balagan
    Balagan 30 June 2016 12: 56
    0
    I smile from these insulators. Shorted them, you see, nefigovo)))
  27. silver_roman
    silver_roman 30 June 2016 14: 36
    0
    Mr. Schultz noted that “thanks to international leadership,” Barack Obama
    not only "isolated" the Russian Federation, but also saved the world from aliens, prevented the eruption of Yellowstone, removed 1 kittens from trees, and much more.
    In general, let's not post such nonsense. this is worse than spam.
  28. Tolik_74
    Tolik_74 30 June 2016 15: 38
    +2
    And this green sorrel speaks of the isolation of Russia. It seems that everyone in the p.i.nd.s.o.si.i started off.
  29. prior
    prior 30 June 2016 16: 55
    0
    Wishful thinking and believing in it yourself - this is so American.
    And while smiling grin on duty ...
  30. behemot
    behemot 30 June 2016 17: 26
    0
    another ass-climbed onto the podium with an important view to fart in a puddle.
  31. Olena
    Olena 30 June 2016 18: 19
    -1
    -But who will take Russia seriously, after such a soft and compliant policy of Russia itself ... -Everyone has already understood, the whole world has already understood that the more you "push" on Russia ... -the more you "get" from it. .. -This is how they neglect Russia in everything ... -Starting from the economic sphere, the political sphere and ending with the "sports sphere" ... -And after the last "all-forgiving", such a "hasty conciliatory" gesture of Russia towards Turkey. ., it becomes clear that this "attitude" towards Russia will become even more widespread ... -It cannot be otherwise ...
    - "The slave herself beats herself ... if she does not reap cleanly" ...
    PS All politicians protect their business interests
    countries other than Russian. Russian your business
    drown, ruin and spread rot. - It’s very unfortunate to be aware ...
  32. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 1 July 2016 01: 14
    0
    Having insulated Russia, the West itself will be in electrical tape! laughing And at the expense of sanctions, you Russians just need to say a big, human thanks and reward the most insistent sanctioners-insulators with a medal for strengthening Russia! tongue all over the west!
  33. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 1 July 2016 07: 00
    0
    The name is the common border of Russia with Belarus, Kazakhstan and China. Even in the most difficult scenario, how can you isolate?
  34. Jääkorppi
    Jääkorppi 5 July 2016 14: 42
    0
    Hooray! More, more sanctions and isolation! At least some production in Russia will begin! At least some money the oligarchs will invest in the Russian economy! More citizens of Russia will understand that no one needs them in the West and that their life must be built in the homeland and for the good of the homeland!