Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who is under personal sanctions by the U.S., believes that the government of the Russian Federation unduly unconcerned about Western sanctions against Russia. This opinion was expressed by the businessman in an interview with RBC.
“We grabbed, and not in two places. And we are in pain, even though the world has moved forward. Five years while with us practice, would be sufficient to draw conclusions and to ensure minimal risk for the Russian economy and real economic sovereignty,” — said Oleg Deripaska.
According to him, in the U.S. developing sanctions against other countries are engaged not less than 5 thousand people, and Russia to minimize the effects from the sanctions — only four. However, the businessman did not name the four names, but explained that we are talking about an organizational problem.
“We 2014-2018 absolutely pofigistichno this. We don’t need 5 thousand people, but thousands and established units in all departments have to work. Payment calculations, providing export-import, must be implemented. I’m not talking about digital assets and about everything related to new digital technologies”, — said Deripaska.
meanwhile, the head of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov said that sanctions against Russia along with the negative effect of creating additional benefits for the country. This opinion he expressed last week in an interview with CNBC.
“We live in the era of sanctions, we impose certain restrictions, and this creates benefits for us, allows us to develop our own skills and the economic sectors”, — said the Minister.
for his part, the chief of Department of the analysis of banks and money market IK “VELES Capital” Yuri Kravchenko had previously drawn attention to “the continuing sanctions rhetoric against Russia.” “In particular, on Thursday, the British foreign Secretary announced about the attempts of RF interference in the British elections in 2019, and in TLFriday has information about the impending German sanctions against Russia in connection with cyber attacks on the Bundestag in 2015”, — the expert specifies.
in addition, on July 10 it became known that the US House of representatives will consider the bill with a proposal to regard Russia as “state sponsor of terrorism”. If the Russian Federation will be included in the list of such countries, along with Iran and North Korea, it threatened severe sanctions. The document’s author, Democrat Max rose, urged the state Department to decide whether the “support of Russia” militias in the Donbass, “foreign terrorist organizations.”
As explained on its website, the Congressman, he put the issue on the agenda after The New York Times that Moscow allegedly offered money to the Taliban (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) for the killing of American soldiers in Afghanistan. The Kremlin rejected the accusations.
Before that, in June, in Congress there have been proposals to impose on Russia, “the most severe sanctions” in the fight against external threats. According to some Republicans, Russia “interferes with the interests of the US and undermines democracy in the world.”
moreover, in the next fiscal year, the US intend to tighten sanctions against the Russian gas pipeline “Nord stream-2”, to put an end to its implementation. The relevant amendments to the defense budget were last approved by the House of representatives and now pending before the Senate. We are talking about sanctions against companies that provide services for the laying of pipes, insurance and modernization of pipe-lay vessels.
Amendment number 13 was proposed by the representative of the state of Arizona and was unanimously supported by other congressmen.
the Defense budget with the sanctions against the “Nord stream-2” was adopted at the end of 2019, under the restrictions already got several European companies.