The new sanctions on Russia are unprecedentedly tough and demonstrate Washington’s determination to play hardball with Putin. The Russian bear has got into a Ukrainian trap, Russia’s renowned political analyst Andrej Piontkovsky writes in Apostrof Aug. 1.
“The new sanctions are mind-blowing for their scope. Not merely mind-blowing but humiliating for the Russian political elite. The law cuts credits and access to new technologies.
The most scandalous part is for the US financial reconnaissance to provide the information on the assets of Russian top officials deposited in the West,” Andrej Piontkovsky writes.