Russia always has friends

The unprecedented sanctions the West has imposed on Russia give the impression that the world’s largest country is completely isolated. But is it true?

Never before have Western countries formed such a massive bloc against Russia, as from the very beginning of Russia’s “special military mission” in Ukraine. The list is impressive: The United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Australia are joining forces to hard-hit President Vladimir Putin, his friends, politicians, and the Russian economy.

They not only froze assets, confiscated real estate and imposed travel bans on hundreds of other Russians, but the most severe sanctions imaginable, according to some, became a reality after eight years of subbing: seven Russian banks were cut off from the SWIFT system, preventing communication with colleagues. cross-border work becomes very difficult. Russians can no longer use Visa and Mastercard.

The unbreakable unity of the West bloc has hitherto demonstrated that Russia (and especially Putin) has fallen into an unprecedented isolation. Russia has become a pariah of the world, or so it sounds.

Also freer countries that have not completely left Russia

But is it true? A week after the invasion of Ukraine, the UN General Assembly strongly condemned Russia’s actions and called on Moscow to immediately withdraw its troops from the neighboring country. There were five votes against.

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