CNN reports that while the tumble of the ruble will reduce government revenues, including a military expansion in response to NATO and the crisis in Ukraine, the real losers will be the Russian people:
Ordinary Russians are feeling the squeeze instead. Consumer price inflation is expected to hit 10% by the end of the year, in part due to the weakness of the ruble, but also due to a ban on imports of most food products from the West.
That was retaliation for U.S. and European sanctions imposed over Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
Even the price of bread is rising, prompting some Russians to begin hoarding staples.
In yet another example of how the recent Ukrainian “revolution” was nothing more than an Anglo-American destabilization of a foreign nation for geopolitical purposes, recent appointments to political posts inside Ukraine should serve as clear evidence of that fact.
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