The Blowback From Sanctions Against Russia

Source: CounterPunch
by Patrick Cockburn

“Plenty of media focus on Ukrainian military success and Russian failure in the fighting in Ukraine but far too little attention is given to the way in which the Western economic war against Russia has boomeranged against the EU states. The bid to ensure that Russia went on exporting plenty of crude oil ā€“ 11.2 million barrels a day in December ā€“ while at the same time limiting its earnings from higher oil prices was always contradictory and bizarre.” (01/23/23)