This is for those who doubted.
European Commission says EU companies can pay for gas in rubles
But that was expected one way or another. Get a load of this.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Thursday that a complete European ban on Russian oil and gas imports would “clearly” raise global oil prices and may inflict harm on Europe and other parts of the world. Speaking to reporters following a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Finance Minister Sergiy Marchenko in Washington, Yellen said that such a ban could ultimately cause more harm than good. “It could actually have very little negative impact on Russia, because although Russia might export less, the price it gets for its exports would go up,” she said, as quoted by AFP.
This doesn't require any commenting because it is self-evident, this is how the geopolitical defeat of a century looks like. It is also the end of the US Dollar as a fait accompli. The military part of this is happening now in Ukraine, with Russian forces continuing to physically annihilate the remnants of VSU. Russia has all the time on her hands she needs, if any one wonders about timing. The mode of the old bull from the famous anecdote is "ON".
Here is an interesting fact, wink, wink. First Deputy Commander of the Azov is, actually, POW now. Here is he telling to Sladkov that he was, actually, doing humanitarian work in Mariupol, you know... (in Russian).
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