He recalled the March statement of the head of the French Ministry of Finance, Bruno Le Maire, in which the politician spoke of “terrifyingly effective” sanctions and promised to wage an all-out economic war with Russia.
Instead, as Shnur noted, the Russian ruble strengthened despite the weakening after the start of the special operation in Ukraine.
This happened after Moscow switched to settlements with a number of countries for gas in rubles and the demand for foreign currency increased.
“It turns out that we impose our anti-Russian sanctions on ourselves,” the observer concluded.
Member of the French Parliament Marine Le Pen earlier at a press conference in Paris said that the sanctions imposed by the EU against Russia did more harm to Europe itself.
Member of the French Parliament and press secretary of the National Rally party Laurent Jacobelli called for the lifting of restrictions in order to remove the burden of their consequences from the French and resolve the crisis in Ukraine.