"We must dare to use it": German media called "effective remedy" against Putin

The European Union is trying to influence the master of the Kremlin only with some "useless restrictions", and sometimes just "harmless grumbling". Therefore the last news from Luxembourg is unlikely to bother him. At the same time, there is a more “effective remedy” against Vladimir Putin, only it “must be dared to use”, writes the largest German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

In 2015, the whole world witnessed how Moscow put Ankara in its place. Russia imposed real, serious and very painful sanctions against Turkey after the Turks shot down a Russian plane on the border with Syria. The Russians were banned from going on vacation to Turkey, investing money in this country and limited Turkish business in the Russian Federation. It hit hard on the economy Turkey. Moscow has selected the most sensitive industries for Ankara.

Putin knows the real thing about sanctions, as the usually emotional Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan instantly calmed down. The President of Russia simply used the existing leverage correctly. At the same time, the foreign ministers of the EU countries, who gathered in Luxembourg, also decided to impose sanctions against Russia for poisoning the well-known Russian opposition policy Alexei Navalny. But Europeans believe that the punishment should be proportionate to the crime. Therefore, the impact on Moscow will not be threatening.

Even after the annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of war in Donbas, the European Union limited itself to imposing sanctions, albeit sensitive, but not critical for the Russian economy. The only positive effect from them was that Moscow became less aggressive. Putin had to take into account that someday he would have to pay a high price for his actions.

Putin sees himself as a correct and just leader. Therefore, he thinks that he has the right to deal with the internal Russian opposition as he sees fit. The Russian special services know exactly the name of the executor of the assassination attempt on Navalny, because the politician was under surveillance around the clock.

Therefore, the sanctions against the employees of the Russian special services, although they have the right direction, will affect only some people and will not give the desired effect. Moreover, they can prove counterproductive if Putin sees them as Europe's cowardice.

However, there is one good remedy. Those who benefit from the "Putin system" are not utopians. They love to use their accumulated wealth. So whoever strikes these individuals will strike Putin as well, the German media summed up.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 13 October 2020 15: 17
    And what will Germany itself get positive from the sanctions against Russia? Will her GDP rise, or will there be less migrants? Or will energy resources become cheaper? Russia did not impose sanctions on Germany after the GDR Anschluss. Today's Germany reminds Austria of Nicholas I, when he helped Austria against the revolution, and the Austrians "in gratitude" betrayed him and Russia in the Crimean War.
    1. King3214 Offline King3214
      King3214 (Sergius) 13 October 2020 16: 03
      Trusting the West is a betrayal of Russia.
    2. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 13 October 2020 16: 08
      they just taught history poorly, even their own. in a rogue country, economically strangled, there will be a surge of Nazism turning into fascism. only Europe itself will be worse.
    3. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 13 October 2020 18: 40
      And what will Germany itself get positive from the sanctions against Russia?

      He won’t get anything good. The simply signed Chancellor-Pact obliges him to carry out the "fas" command. They already more denote the execution of the command, so as not to bother Putin too much.
      And from the Austrians, no one expected anything else. They are back in 1799. Suvorov was framed after he cleared Italy of the French. And the same Italians (Sardinians, this is not only the island of Sardinia) joined the World Bank, France and Turkey in the Crimean War. All ungrateful pigs and traitors, whoever you look at.
  2. Tamara Smirnova Offline Tamara Smirnova
    Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 13 October 2020 16: 41
    That "Drang nach Osten" was combed out by the fascist descendants? This time there will be no GDR, as well as the FRG with all the rest of the rotten Geyropka.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 13 October 2020 17: 01
      these descendants are already ready to run anywhere, even to romania for permanent residence. shit in Africa, the Middle East and got the rise of Islamism amid social injustice. now their own offspring ... and puts them at home.
    2. Hodor Offline Hodor
      Hodor 13 October 2020 23: 05
      And why so much hatred for modern Germans? After all, they are proposing a good deed, to take to the nail of Putin's billionaire friends. It’s a good thing, in fact.
      1. oracul Offline oracul
        oracul (leonid) 14 October 2020 08: 32
        This is nothing more than good intentions, which are known to lead to hell. Everything is tested by deeds that will lead to paradise. Here are just the examples of Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, the Baltic states, which testifies to intentions. Found someone to expect good deeds from. As if there are no billionaires in Germany. Naivety.
        1. Hodor Offline Hodor
          Hodor 14 October 2020 15: 14
          This is nothing more than good intentions, which are known to lead to hell. Everything is tested by deeds that will lead to paradise. Here are just the examples of Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, the Baltic states, which testifies to intentions.

          Another defender of Putin's thieves is trying to pass black for white with the help of cunning demagogy.

          As if there are no billionaires in Germany. Naivety.

          German billionaires have EARNED their money, unlike Putin's sidekicks who saw the budget with his tacit consent.
          1. serge_2 Offline serge_2
            serge_2 (Sergey Trubitsyn) 17 October 2020 01: 58
            Yeah, you'd better run Hodor for president. "Crystal honest" man with his accomplices.
          2. shinobi Offline shinobi
            shinobi (Yuri) 17 October 2020 14: 52
            Changing black with white is your style. Honestly, say you earned money? Well, well, blessed are those who believe. And German "crystal-honest" firms do not fight for government money / government contracts. As you can, this is an honest German business. They don't kill competitors, they haven't heard about bribes. They don't have scandals.
            PS: How old are you a young man? Or a girl. The impression is that everything about what was in the world before 2000, you know from the scribble distorted by the Internet and the yellow opposition press. In your head you have a complete mess, while you do not know much (or even do not know) what is written in the textbook (love books) of school history. Or are you Ukrainian? Then a lot becomes clear.
  3. volk.bosiy Offline volk.bosiy
    volk.bosiy (Volk Bosiy) 14 October 2020 16: 39
    so they dare not? )) the gut is thin ... the Europeans will not go for it, and they are not such fools ... but it's a pity ...
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  5. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 17 October 2020 14: 35
    Brad. Sivoy. Mares. How can they sanction a private person who invested (that is, invested in their economy) in a Western bank? Freeze (we mean steal) the investment? The Yankees did it once. The beneficial effect was minimal (if at all), image -The damage to the financial structure of the United States was so severe that the State Department forbade it to be covered in the press in general. Under the threat of deprivation of licenses, confiscation of assets and criminal prosecution. An example of democracy, in short. Investors, financiers, private traders, especially, then rushed to offshores so much as they did not break since the times of the VD and "Black Friday." The financial crisis was bombed by that one. and unbiased "journalism, which was, died somewhere in the mid-70s.