Piontkovsky: Putin responds to US sanctions – news ZIK.UA

Піонтковський: Путін уже відповідає на санкції США – новини ZIK.UA

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will answer the toughening of Western sanctions increase the tax burden on the citizens of Russia and the reduction of social benefits.

This opinion was expressed by Russian political analyst Andrei Piontkovsky in the air Sotnik TV.

“He’s already responding. And pension legislation, and the value-added tax, the law, and “placename” (in 2015, Russia has introduced a fee for trucks over 12 tons on Federal roads within the system “Platon”. – “Ed”), and thousands of other things that Rob people,” – said the analyst.

He added that Putin will not be able to distract people “of the Imperial political platform”.

Piontkovsky believes that the United States may extend sanctions for all defendants, “the Kremlin report.” “Fall under the distribution of dozens Roldugin (files published in 2016 by the International consortium of investigative journalists, contains information about several companies, was the friend of the Russian President, cellist Sergei Roldugin. – “Ed”), which play the role of Putin’s purse”, – concluded the analyst.

On 19 July the Russian state Duma has approved in the first reading a bill on pension reform that included raising the retirement age. On August 3, Putin signed a law on raising the value-added tax (VAT) to 20% from the current 18%.

The Russian President also instructed the government to study the possibility of extraction of more than 500 billion rubles from companies to Finance national projects.

August 8, the official U.S. state Department spokesman Heather North said that the administration of U.S. President Donald trump has decided to impose sanctions on Russia for the use of chemical weapons during an assassination attempt on the ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal in the UK.

After reports of the US authorities on the possible introduction of new sanctions against Russian companies in Russia experienced a sharp fall of the ruble and stock.

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