Media: Putin will reduce oil production only in exchange for lifting sanctions


The "geopolitical insidiousness" of Vladimir Putin has long been circulated by legends invented and disseminated by his fans and ill-wishers. This time, Scott Ritter, a former U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of several books, shared his thoughts on the cunning of the Russian president.


His article, titled “Putin is laying an oil trap for Trump,” was published on The American Conservative, a targeted audience. Its author tried to link American sanctions against the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, the coronavirus pandemic and the oil war, which ended in an agreement to reduce production under the OPEC + deal, into one geopolitical tangle.

Mr. Ritter writes that the global crisis of demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic has hit painfully shale oil producers in the United States. Many companies in Texas began to experience serious financial difficulties, threatening to go bankrupt. According to the author, Donald Trump fell into “Putin’s ingenious trap”, promising to reduce oil production. The fact is that the US president cannot order private oil companies, unlike Russia or Saudi Arabia.

Scott Ritter further publishes frightening figures: according to him, Trump expects a reduction in world oil production to 20 million barrels per day. Allegedly, such an agreement was reached at the G20 virtual summit. What is the “trap"?

The fact that only at the expense of Russia will it be possible to ensure a further decrease in production, but Putin will agree to do so only in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against Nord Stream-2 and others. According to the author, the Russian president “processed” Donald Trump in advance by sending a transport plane with medical help to New York. Part of this equipment was produced by a subsidiary of Rostec, which is under US sanctions, and half of the cargo was paid by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is also under sanctions. RDIF Director General Kirill Dmitriev said:

Changing attitudes towards Russia in an election year can be an insurmountable task. But this was also the case in 1941, when the United States and the Soviet Union left behind their past differences to fight the common enemy.


Thus, Putin forced the United States to give up its principles and now expects this from the United States in relation to its sanctions. policy.
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  1. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 16 2020 17: 28
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    Mr. Ritter writes that the global crisis of demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic has hit painfully shale oil producers in the United States. Many companies in Texas began to experience serious financial difficulties, threatening to go bankrupt.

    And who is this "Mr. Ritter" ??? - And since when has shale oil production become the leading industry in the US economy ???

    According to the author, the Russian president “processed” Donald Trump in advance by sending a transport plane with medical help to New York.

    - Yes ... it is unlikely that the Americans will do this ... - it's just funny ....

    The fact that only at the expense of Russia will it be possible to ensure a further decrease in production, but Putin will agree to do this only in exchange for lifting sanctions against Nord Stream-2 and others.

    - Yes, not even lifting the sanctions against SP-2 is the main thing today ... - The main thing today is for the US and Russia to establish "right contacts" against China ...
    - Even under the guise of a reason ... the lifting of sanctions ... - it does not play a special role ... - Today it is not oil and gas production that has become the main thing ... - And the main thing for the United States and Russia today is to save and preserve what you already have ... To do this, it is necessary to at least neutralize China by joint efforts (and after that it will collapse and collapse) ... - And then save your oil production and so on ...
    - And here the excerpt from the article looks quite rightly:

    so it was in 1941, when the United States and the Soviet Union left behind past differences to fight a common enemy.
    1. Zenon Zenon Offline Zenon Zenon
      Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) April 16 2020 17: 50
      +3
      and Russia to establish “right contacts” against China ...

      Looking at today's comments of this commentator, you understand that the commentator ordered something in China, but received a brick. laughing And now purposefully watering China with mud in all comments. Output:
      You need to make purchases in stores, not in alik. lol
      1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 18 2020 15: 08
        -2
        Go to the collective farm market.
    2. King3214 Offline King3214
      King3214 (Sergius) April 16 2020 18: 28
      -1
      And what is the leading US industry?
      1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
        Rum rum (Rum rum) April 17 2020 17: 24
        -1
        How what?
        Printing.
        1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 18 2020 15: 13
          -2
          And why all over the world, samples of these products are in high demand? After all, you, along with the overwhelming majority of website patriots, for some reason are happy to buy it for 73 rubles per standard unit of production? Probably great artistic value and high print quality? Toilets, probably, then glued for beauty? Just don’t tell that you don’t do it personally .....
          1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
            Rum rum (Rum rum) April 18 2020 15: 56
            +1
            1) Here you are mistaken, over the past 20 years have not bought a single green piece of paper.
            2) Mavrodievka was also joyfully buying up the whole country, here the scale is larger and the time, respectively.
            3) When was the last time you saw the product "Made in USA"? (the ambramnds made in China do not roll).
            1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
              Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 18 2020 16: 11
              -2
              When was the last time you saw the product "Made in USA"?

              - I saw, I have a few meters Jeep Chrysler. I think you can still search for something else. Why do they need it?
              1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
                Rum rum (Rum rum) April 18 2020 16: 50
                0
                Jeep I do not argue.

                Quote: Arkharov
                Why do they need this?

                He was a deep housekeeper,
                That is, he knew how to judge,
                As the state grows rich,
                And what lives, and why
                He does not need gold,
                When a simple product has.

                hi Father could not understand him,
                And gave the land as a pledge.
    3. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 April 16 2020 21: 36
      -5
      And since when has shale oil production become the leading industry in the US economy ??? laughing good gorenina91

      Well, in Russia since the days of Stalin. PONTS replace progress. And now, in fact, there are some “show-offs”

      Pontus is a symbol of luxury, as well as the vulgar behavior associated with this symbol. There is no difference between the modern world and the Ancient or Middle Ages, etc. At any time, a person was looking for a reason to be socially superior to his brothers: more women, gold, lands, etc.

      And not only that. Do not translate into thieves' jargon?
  2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 16 2020 17: 48
    -2
    Have you dug up another "useful id ... that" somewhere? Nevertheless, Lenin also had reasonable remarks.
  3. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 16 2020 18: 01
    0
    The editors found an “interesting author”!

    Scott Ritter is conditionally convicted.
    Former US arms inspector was jailed in 2011 for contact with a minor - he masturbated in front of a PC screen. He was forgiven in 2014.

    Because he writes that “Putin beat Trump”, it does not follow that he needs to be translated - the analyst in his opus looks very stupid, which makes Putin stupid.
    The editors, in pursuit of amers supporting Putin, went too far and got caught. Careful and deeper need to do the analysis of the article.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 18 2020 15: 16
      -1
      The editors, in pursuit of amers supporting Putin, went too far and got caught.

      - 1000+ times and not only about amers. Nevertheless, in the age of the Internet, it immediately becomes famous, then the next "lover" of the role of the domestic administration, suddenly receives a Russian order, and turns out to be the chairman of the next "friendship society", something else like that.
  4. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) April 16 2020 18: 17
    +2
    Set of nonsense, starting from the headline. It all comes down to the fact that someone in some entrance wrote on the wall. He served in intelligence! I wrote books! Argument, damn it! Why not refer to Colonel GRU Kvachkov?
  5. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 16 2020 19: 13
    0
    So has he already gone down, or not?
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 16 2020 23: 56
    +1
    Again they look into the mouth of some unknown dude beyond the hill ...
    Because that one from USAA ...
    1. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 17 2020 02: 33
      +1
      Because that one from USAA ...

      Nah, because that one from USAA praised Putin ... Well, think for yourself - how often praise Putin for foreign press ...!
      For Russians, any praise from beyond the hillock is a balm for tormented by longing for something good soul. Well, how not to translate ...