August 10, 2014 – In an interview discussing Ukraine’s plans to cut off gas transit from Russia, an RT news anchor asks whether or not the August 12 vote in Kiev on sanctions against Russia will go through.
From the interview:
“I think, given the bellicose nature of the Prime Minister Yatsenyuk thus far and the reckless manner in which he is governing, I would certainly expect them to. Really, what Ukraine is doing, is committing economic suicide. And the U.S. itself demanding that the E.U. apply its own sanctions is demanding that the Europeans commit to economic suicide. So it makes no sense, but I suspect it probably will go through in the short term. But remember, Ukraine is spending $6 million a day on its war against the people in the east of that country. This money is borrowed money, the money it expects to make up for not allowing the trans shipment of gas. They are also expecting the IMF—i.e. the American taxpayer—to pony up. I think they are going to end up empty handed at the end of the day.”
Do you agree that these efforts are “economic suicide?”