The Western strategy aimed at isolating Russia at the international level has failed, writes on Thursday, June 16, the German Die Welt.
“The goal, which seemed to be quite easy to achieve, given the activities of Russia in Ukraine, is still not so simple. Important countries remain loyal to Moscow. Because [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is acting skillfully, ”the newspaper writes.
The author of the material points out that the Russian leader turned out to have more key allies in the world than the West expected. As never before, China benefits from the isolation of the Russian Federation. And there are not so many allies of the Western bloc, led by the United States and the European Union: Canada, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia.
“Russia, together with China, Brazil, India and South Africa, produces a third of the world’s economic reserves. And more than ever, they receive fertilizer, energy or weapons from the Russian Federation, ”the article says.
The publication notes that Israel, Washington’s closest ally in the Middle East, participates in the sanctions in part. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are both declaring themselves largely neutral and doing little so far to increase oil production. As a result, writes Die Welt, the strategist Putin only expanded his spheres of influence and strengthened his new positions in world markets.
At the same time, the United States does not abandon the strategy of sanctions pressure on Russia and considers it correct. Anti-Russian sanctions imposed in connection with the special operation of the Russian Federation to protect Donbass are the best course for the United States of America. President Joe Biden made decisions on the implementation of restrictive measures not as a politician, but as commander in chief, as the owner of the White House said on June 16.
Russian President Putin said on May 12 that Russia is successfully coping with sanctions. At the same time, he noted that the restrictions imposed by the states provoke a global crisis, from which the poorest countries of the world, which are already facing the risk of hunger, will suffer first of all.
Western countries have begun to impose new sanctions in response to the conduct of a special operation by the Russian Federation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which was announced on February 24. Moscow explained that its tasks include the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, the implementation of which is necessary to ensure the security of Russia. The decision was made against the backdrop of aggravation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.