September 27, 2022

Peskov announced the US economic war against Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskova speaks at a round table to mark President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in office, some of the president’s long-term allies questioned his political course and warned of economic fallout in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Putin was first elected president on March 26, 2000, and has ruled Russian ever since despite a stint as a prime minister which helped him to avoid constitutional limitations.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Putin’s press secretary Peskov: US de facto waging economic war against Russia.

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov on March 9 accused the United States of waging an economic war against Russia.

“The United States has certainly declared economic war on Russia, and they are waging this war. Yes, de facto it is,” the Kremlin spokesman said.

Peskov noted that Moscow’s reaction to the sanctions would follow. He stressed that we need to “do what is best in our interests.” However, the presidential press secretary did not specify in which areas Russia could introduce retaliatory measures.

“…I can’t give any details yet,” he said.

The day before, US President Joe Biden said that the United States is imposing a ban on all imports of gas and oil from Russia. At the same time, the politician admitted that the consequences of such sanctions would also hit the States themselves – gasoline prices, which have reached historically high levels, will continue to grow.

On the same day, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said that the rejection of Russian energy resources would lead to global problems in the markets. It is specified that Russia will be able to redirect its oil and gas to other markets after the US bans their imports.

Western sanctions followed in response to the Russian-led operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24. The situation in the region escalated significantly in mid-February due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of residents to the Russian Federation, and also turned to Moscow for help. On February 21, Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk and promised to support the republics.

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