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US Administration Struggles to Respond to Russia, Uses Filibuster it Opposes to Block Sanctions on Nord Stream 2, which it Opposes

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US Administration Struggles to Respond to Russia, Uses Filibuster it Opposes to Block Sanctions on Nord Stream 2, which it Opposes
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No Western sanctions can heavily affect Russian economy — lawmaker

No Western sanctions can heavily affect Russian economy – lawmaker

MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. The Russian economy is resilient to any external impact, and sanctions cannot seriously affect it, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky said at an online briefing on Friday. “We are going to respond adequately. We have diversified our economy, today it can resist any external influences.

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intp1
January 15, 2022

Excellent and informative analysis.
I didn’t realize those NS2 sanctions were defeated by Filibuster. I didn’t even think that was a viable, practical option any more.
One thing the Russians need to understand is the concept of losing face and that is the reason the West bluster and cannot even state the obvious. The Russians need to be facilitators of any climb-downs.
But do they even want to climb down? and who are they?
It is up to the men in suits as Putin calls them. That is who they are really up against.

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