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Sanctions can be perceived as casus belli – Medvedev

Samizdat – June 30, 2022

Unilateral sanctions can be perceived as an “act of international aggression” and invoke Russia’s right to self-defense, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned.

Speaking at the 10th International legal forum in Saint Petersburg, Medvedev blasted the “cynical practice of unilateral restrictive measures against Russia, the illegality of which has been repeatedly emphasized at all levels.”

This practice is “somewhat akin to a declaration of economic war, as our opponents themselves say,” he added.

“Under certain circumstances, such hostile steps can be perceived as an act of international aggression. And even as a casus belli. In response to them, the state has the right to individual and collective self-defense.”

However, Moscow still holds “weak hope” that the West will abandon its “vicious practices” and “repent of its own stupidity,” Medvedev stated. “It is our hope that our former Western partners will have the courage to admit their strategic miscalculations, which, according to the UN itself, have affected more than 1.5 billion people and provoked a surge in global inflation, food shortages, and the growth of poverty,” he said.

Should such hopes not materialize, Russia “will live” on its own without the West, the ex-president explained. “Today’s world is not at all limited to the borders of Western countries,” he said.

Over the past few years, Russia has repeatedly been subjected to assorted sanctions by the US and its allies. The sanctions pressure began to grow exponentially after Moscow launched its large-scale military operation in neighboring Ukraine in late February. Since then, Russia has been hit by several waves of restrictions, ultimately becoming the most-sanctioned country in the world.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

June 30, 2022 - Posted by | Economics, Militarism | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. During the “American War” on Vietnam(started by the USA using a False Flag event in the Gulf of Tonkin), 58,600 American soldiers were fed into the “Mince Grinder”, and something like 165,000 American soldiers were injured. To my knowledge, no American Politicians died in that War.

    Politicians with BIG MOUTHS start wars, and Young men, women and children, die ‘En Masse’ in the ensuing combat.
    It doesn’t seem logical, or fair, does it? Make your Politicians pay for all this NONSENCE, as soon as Possible.
    Boot them OUT.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 30, 2022 | Reply

  2. I’d much rather these worthless politicians were positioned on the front lines so they can function as target practice.
    The Satanist, Stalin, has numerous medals on his uniform but he never placed one foot on the front lines are was in
    any combat confrontation. I guess he received his medals for his unique ways of torture.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by The Willpower | July 1, 2022 | Reply


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