The sanctions imposed against Russia have become the most ill-conceived and counterproductive decision in recent history, thereby making the Russian leader Vladimir Putin stronger than ever.
According to the author of the article, global energy prices and inflation are skyrocketing, supply chains are chaotic, and millions of people lack gasoline, grain and fertilizer.
“They (sanctions. — Note. ed.) made Putin stronger: Russia increased exports to Asian countries, which led to an unprecedented surplus in its balance of payments, the ruble became one of the strongest world currencies this year, having strengthened by almost 50 percent since January. The Guardian.
The Daily Express previously stated that Russia wisely answered to EU attempts to reduce its revenues.