Posted: 23.02.2024 17:37:00

NYT: US failed to isolate Russia

The United States failed to cut Russia off from the rest of the world, while Russian oil and gas reserves ensured its financial and political stability, RIA Novosti reports, with reference to The New York Times

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According to the newspaper, since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, the President Biden administration has been conducting a ‘diplomatic offensive’. Using economic sanctions and insisting on the collective defence of the international order, Washington ‘sought to punish Russia with economic pain and political exile’. The US goal was to force companies and countries to cut their ties with Moscow.

“But two years later,” the publication reads, Russia ‘is not isolated as American officials had hoped’.

“Russia’s inherent strength, based on vast reserves of oil and natural gas, has provided financial and political stability that promises to outlast Western opposition,” the authors of the material admit.

It is also said that in some regions of Asia, Africa and South America, Moscow’s influence is as stronger as ever and is even growing.

The article continues that US officials claim that Russia allegedly suffered a major strategic defeat, but, according to the NYT, ‘beyond North America and Europe, there is evidence to the contrary’. In particular, China, India and Brazil are buying oil from Russia in record quantities, while Moscow is building up economic relations with other countries and reinforcing its diplomatic ties, including with some close US partners.

Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin underlined that the goals set by Russia’s ill-wishers in terms of its isolation failed. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov argued that Western countries’ plans of to isolate Russia have failed, but they continue to increase pressure on the country.

The Russian Federation has repeatedly admitted that it will cope with the sanctions pressure that the West is putting on it. Moscow is confident that the West lacks the courage to admit the failure of the sanctions policy. Even in some Western countries, opinions have been repeatedly voiced that anti-Russian sanctions are ineffective. Putin said that the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West, and sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy. The Russian leader is confident that the main goal of Western sanctions is to worsen the lives of millions of people.