The West is fighting against several countries, among them against Russia, a trade war, risking eventually hurt himself, writes journalist Theo Sommer (Theo Sommer).
"The economic war leads to problems not only in Russia, and it has fatal consequences for us. Or we wish, as reported in the English proverb, to cut off your own nose to spite the face?" "he writes.
review journalist, in terms of economic sanctions, the desires of the members of the EU differ substantially, and pressure from the U.S. almost forced the Europeans to go on increasing the penalties.
Arguing about what policies are being adhered to the West, Sommer refers to the work of Immanuel Kant's " Perpetual peace ". In it, the journalist writes, philosopher talked about the power of the army, the power of unions and the power of money and noted that the last paragraph has the ability to be the most reliable method of warfare.
in this spirit that now operates the West against several countries, among them against Russia: instead of military divisions - billions, instead of the classic measures of coercion - economic punishment, instead of military alliances and trade agreement, says Sommer.
However, from his point of view, such a policy is not "absolutely reliable" method of warfare.
review of the journalist, the imposition of sanctions against Russia, it says: the effect of them has been very limited, although it was strengthened by the weakening of the ruble and a decrease in world prices for oil products. Support for Vladimir Putin after the imposition of penalties only increased, in addition, the citizens of Russia in their own troubles blame the West. In addition, the position of Russia on the Ukrainian question has not changed, says Sommer.
Western countries from March 2014 has repeatedly imposed sentences because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when was expanded US sanction List.
A list of Russian citizens and organizations that have come under penalties - in the material of the Fin news