Since the US began sanctioning Russian energy, the cost of electricity in the US and Europe has skyrocketed. Some folks have seen their utility bills triple, quadruple, or worse. In Europe, even before the war, countries were already suffering with high energy prices but now it's gotten to the point where millions can no longer afford to pay their bills at all. In the meantime, the sanctions are actually helping Russia who is having no problem selling its oil to China and India. "We have not lost anything and will not lose anything," Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a speech before the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok this week. "In terms of what we have gained, I can say that the main gain has been the strengthening of our sovereignty." "Now we are seeing how production and jobs in Europe are closing one after another," Putin said, pointing out that this is happening as "Western elites, who would not, or even cannot acknowledge objective facts." Putin explained that the sanctions are what have led to the closure of Nord Stream and he is not attempting to starve Europe of energy. He said that restoring the flow of gas back to Europe is as easy as releasing the necessary parts for the safe and proper functioning of pipelines operated by Gazprom. "Give us turbines and we’ll turn on Nord Stream tomorrow, but they won’t give us anything," Putin said. "There are contractual obligations and if there are any political decisions that contradict them, then we simply won’t fulfill them. We won’t supply anything at all if it contradicts our economic interests, in this case. We won’t supply gas, oil, coal or heating oil." The West would rather see their citizens "freeze" than acknowledge the grave effects of their sanctions, according to Putin.
Just out of curiosity, all the folks with the ?? emojis in your profile, you still okay with paying triple for utilities and fuel, watching Europeans freeze this winter, all while your currencies collapse? To do your part, of course...— Matt Agorist (@MattAgorist) September 8, 2022
As stated above, this entire debacle could have been prevented. Even after the invasion began, there was a way out but the US advised Ukraine not to accept it. Now, as the West faces rolling blackouts, food shortages, supply chain disruptions, and are threated with arrest for turning up their thermostats this winter, the ones responsible for maintaining this madness are laughing all the way to the bank. In the meantime, your family could freeze to death, starve, or die of heat exhaustion — and your governments are perpetuating it. For Ukraine! Read more at: TheFreeThoughtProject.com
Putin warned the West ‼️‼️ 'West's sanctions fever' ‼️ ‼️ Europe sacrificed in name of preserving US dictatorship ‼️ pic.twitter.com/EeSn1Aa4nS — Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil (@ivan_8848) September 7, 2022
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