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The sanctions imposed by the West on Russia are ineffective and harm the USA itself in the long term. Such behaviour by the West undermines long-term trade principles. Moscow has adapted to the sanctions with economic growth of two percent and stable oil prices.
No evidence given. Recurring disinformation concerning sanctions against Russia, which are harming the West. The false narrative about sanctions is often backed by false statistics, contrary to the actual evidence. According to Russian site RBK, the alleged economic growth of two percent does not stand up to scrutiny. In 2018, inflation rate went up and the rouble depreciated 20% against the dollar. The sanctions are not a means of protectionism, but were introduced after Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and the downing of the Malaysian passenger plane MH17. Further reading on the Russian narrative about ineffective Western sanctions by StopFake.