Russia becomes world’s most-sanctioned country over past 70 years
As the Center for Countering Disinformation posted on Telegram, Russia has become the target of more sanctions over past eight years than North Korea, Myanmar, Chile, Cuba, China, Iran, and Syria over 70 years.
"The process of lifting sanctions is not very fast. In addition, some sanctions, like those against Cuba, may last for decades," the Center noted.
Consequences of sanctions for the Russian Federation (Western opinion, The New York Times): after the imposition of sanctions in 2014, Russia's gross domestic product fell by 2%; after the recent sanctions, the Russian economy is experiencing difficulties; the country is expected to default.
The timing is different. According to the most optimistic forecasts for Russia, its bankruptcy may occur no earlier than May.
On February 24, Russian president Putin announced the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops invaded simultaneously from the north, east, and Crimea. They destroy cities, kill civilians, fire on and ruin key infrastructure facilities, and hit residential houses with missiles.
Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced. The Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the support of the entire nation, courageously resist the aggression.
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