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Poland's PM admits Russia's handling of sanctions is 'not bad'


Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. File photoWARSAW, Apr 27Russia is doing well with sanctions, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at a press conference on Wednesday. “So far we see that Russia, unfortunately, is doing well with sanctions” , – said Morawiecki. He added that in this regard, Poland “is trying to organize the process of designing the next sanctions packages.” At the same time, the Polish prime minister urged the EU countries not to pay for Russian gas in rubles and impose duties on the purchase of Russian energy resources. “We call on all our partners in the EU, not only not to pay in rubles for Russian gas, but to impose a special mechanism of duties on gas and oil from Russia, so that Russia could not easily get new markets. losses in connection with these sanctions,” he said. Western countries have imposed tough sanctions against the Russian Federation due to a special operation to demilitarize Ukraine. In early March, the European Union decided to disconnect seven Russian banks from the SWIFT system: these are VTB, Rossiya and Otkritie banks, Novikombank, Promsvyazbank, Sovcombank, and the state corporation VEB.RF. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov estimated that Western countries, as part of sanctions over Ukraine, have frozen about half, or about $300 billion, of Russia's gold and foreign exchange reserves. Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the “collective West”, by freezing Russian assets, actually drew a line under the reliability of their currencies, crossed out their trust. >Plans to stifle Russia's economy failed, Putin says

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