According to him, the Russians can wait for the capitulation of Ukraine or a “popular uprising”, but they do not really believe in the very reality of the war.The Russians do not understand what could threaten the disconnection from SWIFT / REUTERS photo
Ordinary Russian citizens are not really scared by the US threats regarding sanctions and, in particular, about disconnecting from SWIFT , which are heard against the backdrop of efforts to prevent a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine.
This opinion was expressed by Russian politician Leonid Gozman on the air of Channel 24 .
He noted that the Russians do not understand the consequences that sanctions can bring.
“The meaning of this word (sanctions – ed.) is understood by educated people: businessmen, politicians. An ordinary person doesn’t. People don’t really believe in war. people, war is impossible,” Gozman said.
According to him, the Russians can wait for the capitulation of Ukraine or a “popular uprising”, but they do not really believe in the very reality of the war.
“And the sanctions… People don’t know what it is. Who understands what SWIFT is? A very small percentage of the population. People don’t connect it well, unfortunately,” Gozman added.
At the same time, as Gozman noted, people do not really feel the fall of the ruble.
“They don’t feel the fall of the ruble, it’s more of a psychological factor. They hear that the ruble is falling and understand that something is wrong. However, they don’t feel it on themselves,” Gozman said.
But the Russians feel the rise in prices. However, they are also used to this, because it lasts a long time.
“Someone is quarreling for power, and someone believes that the Americans allegedly arranged all this, but there is no fear,” the politician summed up.https://www.youtube.com/embed/pXy0Jv0PzS8
Recall that the European Bank is asking other banks for a plan of action in the event of sanctions against Russia, it is also said about disconnecting from SWIFT .
The media reported that the US is not seriously considering sanctions against Russia that relate to SWIFT or gas.
In Russia, they are convinced that “there will be no fatal catastrophe” if the shutdown occurs.