The U.S., E.U., Ready to Commit Economic Suicide With More Sanctions Against Russia
Recap: Before all this U.S. bully economic tactics: Putin was winning the PR arena vs Obama, for whatever that’s worth. Time after time, he outmaneuvered the U.S., with Snowden being a crowning jewel that fell into his lap. He had won the Georgia proxy war against the U.S. And then the Ukraine people voted a resounding no against the economic slavery of the IMF and World Bank being offered as a Trojan Horse by the EU and US. So what does the US do? Resort to childish antics. There has been no credible investigation into the downing of both Malaysian Airline flights, and I doubt there ever will be – just a cover up since they both help the U.S. use propaganda to force the EU to commit financial suicide against Russia with the childish sanctions.
Both the European Union and the United States announced a new round of sanctions against Moscow on Tuesday, accusing the Kremlin of supporting anti-Kiev militias in eastern Ukraine and threatening to cripple the Russian economy.
The 28-member nations tied to the EU were first to acknowledge in a statement Tuesday that they’ve agreed to impose broader sanctions to “limit access to EU capital markets for Russian State-owned financial institutions, impose an embargo on trade in arms, establish an export ban for dual use goods for military end users and curtail Russian access to sensitive technologies particularly in the field of the oil sector.”
So-called “sectorial” sanctions imposed by the EU became the most serious step against Russia, the member states have agreed. European leaders have been increasing pressure on the Russian government for several months by extending visa bans and asset freezes for a number of individuals that the EU considers responsible for Moscow’s policy toward Ukraine or close to the ones who are. However, many European countries were reluctant to target entire sectors of the Russian economy, understanding that it could hurt the EU since Russia is among the Union’s major trade partners.