Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo/sputnik
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that none of the gloomy forecasts made by the West about Russia’s fate in 2022 have come true.
Putin’s statement on Wednesday (11/1/2023) came when he commented on the failure of the West to disrupt the national economy.
“Nothing that our enemies predicted will happen to us,” Putin said, thanking the government for its effective work throughout 2022, which helped Russia withstand international pressure amid unprecedented sanctions imposed by the United States (US) and its allies. .
“Not a few, it is the work of the government,” he said.
The president later said that much needed to be done to secure the independent development of a truly sovereign Russia despite all external pressures and threats.
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He highlighted the fact that more effort should be devoted to supplying Russian troops involved in the conflict in Ukraine.
“Russia must also expand the technological capacity of its economy and encourage the creation of new industries and workplaces, while strengthening the financial sector, the agricultural industry and several other areas of the economy,” said Putin.
Following the start of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine in late February, the US and its allies in Europe and beyond imposed unprecedented sanctions against Moscow, targeting entire sectors of its economy, including finance and banking as well as the aerospace and aerospace industries.
In December, the European Union (EU), together with the G7 countries and Australia, introduced a cap on the seaborne price of Russian oil, set at USD 60 per barrel.