Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

US Senator Graham acknowledged that US sanctions against Russia did not work


Lindsey GrahamLindsey Graham -  As a way out of the situation Lindsey Graham proposed to find a replacement for the supply of Russian energy carriers to Europe


The US sanctions imposed on Russia do not give the desired result, Washington remains to follow the way of economic isolation of Moscow, as it was during the 40th US President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. This opinion was voiced on Sunday by Fox News by Senator Lindsay Graham, who is a member of the committee of the upper house of Congress on Armed Services.


He was asked to comment on the decision to expel Russian diplomats from the United States and to answer the question whether it would be better to hold a meeting of the US and Russian presidents in Russia. "I think that the problem is that Russia is getting out of hand, no matter what we do, everything does not work out, and President Donald Trump, for some reason, has difficulties in responding directly to the Russian leadership," Graham said. .


 As a way out of the situation, the senator suggested finding a replacement for Russian energy supplies to Europe. "I propose the economic isolation of Russia, their economy is based on oil and gas, they will not last long without consumers," Graham believes. "In place of Trump, I would try to cut Russia off from Germany, France and other consumers of its oil and gas, providing them with alternative sources outside of Russia," he explained.

He cited the example of Reagan's policy toward the USSR in the 1980s. "I can tell you what Ronald Reagan did, every time the Russians tried to develop their military technology, we tried to get a step ahead of them." Every time they started to fight back around the world, Reagan struck back," said Graham.


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