Anton Fedyashin, history professor at the American University in Washington, was skeptical about the decision of the US authorities to tighten sanctions against Russia by introducing new restrictions on the Russian national debt.
We will remind, earlier the administration of President Biden announced the introduction of restrictions on the purchase of debt securities of the Russian Federation by American individuals and legal entities, as well as the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats from the United States.
“Restrictions on the purchase of government securities are, in fact, the beginning of an economic war against Russia … But the Kremlin should have been preparing for this long ago … In the next 48 hours, the markets will show how important the first shot at the Russian state debt will be,” he said.
At the same time, the expert noted that Moscow does not have sufficient economic strength in its arsenal to respond in a meaningful way to such an attack from Washington. The only thing that can be done is to engage in the fight against corruption and diversify our own economy, which is high time to do.
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