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Blinken Rushes to Meet Lavrov as Ukraine Tensions Spike and SWIFT Sanction Threat Unravels

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Blinken Rushes to Meet Lavrov as Ukraine Tensions Spike and SWIFT Sanction Threat Unravels
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Moscow’s sanction-proofing efforts weaken western threats

Russia’s efforts to reduce its reliance on the global financial system have made it better prepared to weather the sanctions that the US and Europe have warned would follow a new attack on Ukraine. The relative success of what investors have called Moscow’s “Fortress Russia” strategy is likely to make western threats less of a deterrent, analysts say.

EU uncertain over trigger for sanctions if Russia acts against Ukraine

A cyber attack on Ukraine’s government last week has exposed widespread uncertainty in the EU over a pledge to punish Moscow for further aggression against Kyiv, with member states split over what scale of hostile action should trigger sanctions.

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Bob Valdez
Bob Valdez
January 20, 2022

Russia is smart. Right now, the collective ‘west’ is running around like a decapitated rooster, trying to figure out what responses Russia will use against it in regard to the lack of legal security guarantees. By ‘keeping Mum’ on what it can do in return, Russia have the definative ‘upper hand’ in negotiations and this is driving the ‘west’ INSANE.

Sam
Sam
January 20, 2022
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Why always using the word sanctions? The word implies and defines a superior party/nation, punishing a subject party/nation for disobedience to its diktats. Why not using the appropriate noun? i.e., Blackmail. If the Russians began using such definition for the west’s shenanigans against them the fallacies of their behaviour would stare them in the face.

Richard Steven Hack
Richard Steven Hack
January 20, 2022

Alexander wondered whether Russia would receive the US written response this week, as the US promised. Blinken just said he will not deliver a written response in his meeting with Lavrov on Friday. So that question is answered.

David Bowlas
David Bowlas
January 20, 2022

Lets be honest about which ‘Ukraine‘ that they are all talking about. It is those so called leaders in Kiev and their thugs who have brought about all this warmongering by NATO. The west, NATO, fake politicians and media are complicit in ignoring the atrocity that happened in the Donbass by the Kiev monsters.

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