DISINFO: Russia has long been adapted and it's not sensitive to the Western sanctions
  • Outlet: russian.rt.com (archived)* Rambler (archived)*
  • Date of publication: September 13, 2018
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 119
  • Countries / regions discussed: Russia
Sergei Skripal West Anti-Russian Economic difficulties Sanctions

DISINFO: Russia has long been adapted and it's not sensitive to the Western sanctions


The Chairman of the Duma Committee on financial market Anatoly Aksakov said that Russia has long been adapted to the sanctions decisions of foreign States and it’s not sensitive to these decisions. He emphasized that “sanctions are stupid” and Russia should deepen the cooperation with China, India, North and South Korea, Japan.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative: https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sanctions+russia&disinfo_issue=&date= According to the economic researches, the Russian economy experienced a slowdown, massive depreciation of the ruble by more than 50% against the US dollar in 2015, a substantial increase in the inflation rate and a substantial outflow of capital. An assessment by the (Institute of Economic Forecasting) estimates the potential impact of the sanctions for the Russian economy at 8% to 10% of GDP. Further debunk by Stop Fake. Since March 2014, the European Union has progressively imposed restrictive measures against Russia. The measures were adopted in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine. The EU has prolonged the sanctions against Russia until 15 March 2019. The restrictive measures imposed by the EU involve: economic sanctions, diplomatic measures, individual restrictive measures (asset freeze and travel restrictions), restrictions on economic relations with Crimea and Sevastopol and restrictions on economic cooperation. Recently, the US has adopted new sanctions against Russia over the March poisoning in the U.K. of Skripals.


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