Jack Lew said that the recommendation of the US authorities to buy the banks of the Russian Eurobonds, in fact, that was part of the sanctions policy.
WASHINGTON. US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that the Western sanctions on Russia damage significantly. He confirmed this, speaking at the budget hearings in the US Congress. From his statements, there was, in particular, that the recommendation of the U.S. government to buy the banks of the Russian Eurobonds, in fact, that was part of the sanctions policy.
In response to a question on this topic, especially Liu recalled the “very strong sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.” But later in the same context, he said of Russia: “Now you will try hard to win financing through eurobonds. And it is hard to pull a financial institution is not working with you, although, technically, it falls under the sanctions.”
According to the propaganda standards
Speaking about the sanctions because of the situation in Ukraine, first of all, Liu stressed that the United States fails to “preserve the unity among the European Nato to stay States’ sanctions in force.” Of course, this once again confirms that the United States supported the sanctions policy against Moscow, and the EU stick.
2Lew asked, how effective are sanctions and what are the measures taken by Russia to respond to it. The answer was in full compliance with the standard propaganda thesis, is guided in such cases, all of which the US administration. To be developed “we have these sanctions, so to minimize side effects for other and direct you to the people the decisions”, – the head of the American Ministry of Finance said. “I think they are very effective, – he continued. – Accurate assessment of the impact, which is a bit difficult, due to the fact that the rapid decline in oil prices have a lot of factors, the damage to the Russian economy. But the Russian economy is in a terrible state, and partly because of the sanctions.”
But not to love Liu mention the fact that the US “would be to lift the sanctions” in case “implementation of the Minsk agreements” and “policy change” in Russia. He also remembered the well-known examples of cooperation between the United States and Russia on the Iranian nuclear program and Syria, including most recently.
Russia has its own interests
4“I think we need to be finished with this relationship, on the understanding that our actions have an impact, he said. – We maintain unity on such things as sanctions over Ukraine and Russia will continue to make decisions based on their own understanding of their own national interests. “”But I can tell you that the Russian economy is now in a much worse condition, as there would be no sanctions, and because of that Russia has a lot of wear” – says the American minister.