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Mar 10 11 tweets 3 min read
Russia to the bottom
Mar 9, 2023

Racist propagandists relish the publication in The Washington Post that, they say, "the USA will need 15 years" to restore its potential - due to the reduction of defense spending and aid to Ukraine, which exceeded $32 billion.
Trying to present this as a problem, the Rashists do not see the unpleasant conclusion: the more the US and its allies help, the more interested they are in the victory of Ukraine.

And the Rashists, on the other hand, are shelling Ukrainian cities,
adding weight to the arguments about providing weapons as soon as possible. To complete the picture, Ukraine must demonstrate in every possible way that it is an outpost of freedom and democracy - and the pressure on Russia will increase.
1. The price of gas in Europe fell below $450 per 1,000 cubic meters. m for the first time since the end of July 2021.

2. Turkey suddenly stopped the transit of sanctioned goods to the Russian Federation.
The customs system of Turkey blocks their registration. It is the sanctioned goods that are stuck, which go to the Russian Federation through "parallel import".

No one wants to fall under secondary sanctions.
3. Commerzbank - the second bank in terms of assets in Germany - stopped servicing payments to Russia.

It is interesting that this bank was one of the first to start working in Russia, back in 1993.
The loss of another major European bank cuts off the channels through which the Russian financial system is connected to the outside world, locking it into the ruble zone and dealings with rogue countries.
4. The Binance crypto exchange closed the purchase of dollars and euros for Russians through its mechanisms.

5. Russia's budget is bursting at the seams from these and other measures.
In Russia, arrears from salaries to state employees are growing rapidly. They account for almost 20% of salary debts in the economy of the Russian Federation.

Salary arrears due to late receipt of funds from budgets of all levels in February 2022 increased several times.
As of Mar 1, the total amount of salary debts to state employees reached 152 M rubles, although in Jan it was 10 million, and at the end of Dec the debt was zero.

The number of employees whose payments are delayed has reached 18,900 and has more than doubled in one month.
Debts to educators increased 12 times in February.

Salary arrears to doctors increased by a significant 37% in a month.

There is no money, but you hold on.

And it will continue

#sanctions #rashists #bottom #tothebottom #russiamustdie

Rostyslav Pavlenko, Kyiv.

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