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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:23 AM

Russia tells Washington curbs on its banks would be act of economic war

Source: PRI/Reuters


August 10, 2018 7:45 AM EDT

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday warned the United States that Russia would regard any US move to curb the activities of its banks as a declaration of economic war which it would retaliate against, stepping up a war of words with Washington over spiralling sanctions.

The warning reflects Russian fears over the impact of new restrictions on its economy and assets, including the rouble which has lost nearly six percent of its value this week on sanctions jitters.

Economists expect the economy to grow by 1.8 percent this year. But if new sanctions proposed by Congress and the State Department are implemented in full, something that remains uncertain, some economists fear growth would be almost cut to zero in future.

In a sign of how seriously Russia is taking the threat, President Vladimir Putin discussed what the Kremlin called "possible new unfriendly steps by Washington" with his Security Council on Friday.

Read more: https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-08-10/russia-tells-washington-curbs-its-banks-would-be-act-economic-war

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DonViejo Friday OP
Crutchez_CuiBono Friday #1
ancianita Friday #2
CabalPowered Friday #3
dalton99a Friday #4

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:26 AM

1. So is interfering w elections.

At least we know what were up against and were not beating around the bush.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:30 AM

2. Too fucking bad. We can use their assets to "get the money out of" election chicanery & machinery.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:47 AM

3. They should have been booted from SWIFT

a long time ago.

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Response to CabalPowered (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:49 AM

4. +1. Make them carry cash in suitcases like North Korea

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