Posted: 26.02.2024 11:00:00

Expert: trend towards split in collective West obvious

The sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States have long ceased to be an efficient mechanism of pressure – as noted by political scientist Sergei Sudakov in his talk with Channel One


The European Union approved the 13th package of sanctions against Russia, introducing restrictive measures against 106 individuals and 88 legal entities, including those from China, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, and Turkiye. Earlier, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that Washington would introduce new anti-Russian restrictions.

As Sergei Sudakov noted, sanctions have long ceased to be an efficient mechanism.

“The sanctions that the EU and the US are now using are an attempt to intimidate Russia’s partners, all those who oppose the collective West. However, I think, the cohesion of the collective South is still stronger. We see that the trend towards a split in the collective West has become obvious. They take sanctions and try to intimidate Russia’s partners... It seems to me this is the same as a mountain giving birth to a mouse. The system won’t work like that any longer. They are trying to prove something to someone, but they can’t even prove anything to themselves, not to mention the countries of the collective South,” the political scientist added.