Russia says US policies led to ‘new G8’

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      Passionate Progressive
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      Following the launch of Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine in late February, the US, EU, UK and many other countries imposed hard-hitting restrictions on Moscow, making Russia the most sanctioned country in the world.

      In a Telegram post, Volodin included a table with IMF data on GDP based on purchasing power parity of countries he calls the “new G8” and of countries forming the current G7 (after Russia’s participation in the bloc was suspended over Crimea’s vote to join the country in 2014, the G8 effectively turned into the G7).

      “The group of eight countries not participating in the sanctions wars – China, India, Russia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Iran, Turkey – in terms of GDP at PPP is 24.4% ahead of the old group,” Volodin wrote.

      In his opinion, the economies of the G7 members – the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Canada – continue “to crack under the weight of sanctions imposed against Russia.”

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      GZeusH
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      Russia decides that they would like for the sanctions to continue, since it is helping them out so much?

      I think we should give the neo-cons boxes of Sanctions™ brand bullets.  Maybe it will inspire them all to commit suicide.

      Hitler 1944: Kiev is to be held to the last man.
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