Las sanciones afectan a Rusia pero aún no han hundido su economía
July 21, 2022 - Seis meses tras la invasión de Ucrania, Rusia tiene ahora más del triple de sanciones impuestas que su vecino Irán, dirigidas contra individuos, compañías, yates y aviones.
Five months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, optimism of the effectiveness of sanctions on Russia has started to wane in some quarters.
But their nature is economic and as such, slow-moving. Their function being to restrict economic activity and ultimately reduce Russia’s military might.
Unfortunately for the United States, its allies and Ukraine, that cannot happen overnight. Instead, sanctions wear down Russia’s war-making ability gradually – eroding its logistical and technical capabilities.
Moscow will be aware of this and is one reason why Russia is pushing so hard in Ukraine’s east now – hoping to score a victory before its war machine wears down