Difficult To Pay For Gas Supplies, Britain Is Also Threatened With Attack By Russia If It Is Desperate To Send Weapons To Kyiv


Difficult To Pay For Gas Supplies, Britain Is Also Threatened With Attack By Russia If It Is Desperate To Send Weapons To Kyiv
Ukrainian servicemen taking part in the armed conflict with Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk region of the country attend the handover ceremony of military heavy weapons and equipment in Kiev on November 15, 2018. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Internatioanal Military - The military operation carried out by Russia since February 24 has drawn a lot of criticism. Due to regional instability due to Russia's actions, a number of countries have decided to impose sanctions on Russia. The West and its allies have imposed tough sanctions on Russia for its actions against Ukraine.

One of the countries that participated in imposing a series of severe sanctions on Russia was Britain. Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled Britain's biggest sanctions package against Russia. The sanctions target banks, members of Vladimir Putin's closest circle and wealthy Russians who enjoy a lavish lifestyle in London.

Johnson said the Russian leader would be condemned by the world and history for his invasion of Ukrainian territory. He mentioned that Vladimir Putin would never be able to clean "Ukrainian blood from his hands". In a 10-point sanctions package, the British government said it would impose an asset freeze on major Russian banks.

Britain is also planning to stop big Russian companies trying to raise their finances in Britain. In addition, the UK also banned the main Russian airline Aeroflot from landing in the UK. The UK also suspended dual export licenses to Russia, and banned the export of some high-tech parts of the extractive industry.

However, the sanctions that attacked Russia seemed to have turned around and became a boomerang for the European country. The reason, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has implemented a new policy. The Russian leader obliges Europe to pay for Russian gas in rubles.

Action launched by Russia has overwhelmed Britain. Britain will be in trouble over the sanctions it has imposed itself on Russia. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also provided information on the British issue. He said if Britain seemed to want to be ahead of the US, it would eventually have side effects.

“London wants to be the leader of all things anti-Russian, even wants to be ahead of Washington. Well, here are the side effects," Dmitry Peskov told TASS. Russia has implemented a policy of paying for gas in rubles since the beginning of April.

Russia refuses to accept payments for such contracts in discredited currencies including the dollar and euro. Britain, which imposed sanctions on Gazprombank, is now having difficulty paying for Russian gas in rubles. There are even reports that Shell will most likely not be able to pay for Russian gas this month.

In addition to the issue of gas supply, Russia has also threatened Britain if it sends aid in lethal weapons to Ukraine. Britain and several other NATO countries have sought to provide essential military assistance to Ukrainian forces. Britain intends to provide long-range artillery support for Ukraine.

Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrey Kevin said if British long-range artillery and anti-ship weapons were provided to Ukraine, they would become legitimate targets for the Russian army.

The Russian threat to attack British supplies is becoming increasingly apparent as the Starstreak's most advanced portable missile system reportedly shot down a Russian Mi-28N helicopter on a Ukrainian battlefield in its first ever use.

Russia has previously threatened armed strikes on supplies and warned that it would attack weapons supply lines from Western countries. "We warn the US that the regulated pumping of weapons from a number of countries is not only a dangerous move,

It was a move that turned this convoy into a legitimate target," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying.

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