Putin says Western countries have hurt their own economies with sanctions

April 18 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Western countries had scored an own goal by imposing sanctions against Russia over Ukraine which he said had led to a “deterioration of the economy in the West”.

Speaking on the state of Russia’s domestic economy, Putin said that inflation was stabilising and that retail demand in the country had normalised.

Western countries have imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia’s corporate and financial system since it sent troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24 in what it calls a “special military operation”.


  1. “Putin said that inflation was stabilising and that retail demand in the country had normalised.”

    Maybe that’s why the head of the Russian central bank tried to resign twice, because in her words, “the Russian economy is down the sewer.”

    On a side note. I noticed a lot of pro Russian shit being published by Reuters lately.

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    • I’ve recently been seeing the same crap on other publications as well. But I’ve also been seeing allot more criticism of Biden’s delay in arming Ukraine, even from some top Dems.

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    • Typical Moskali presenting the “other side of the coin” again…
      Yeah, sanctions on the world’s #16 economy is really hurting, blah, blah, blah blah. Not as much as Biden’s refusal to produce American energy though.

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