Anti-Russian sanctions split not only Europe

Harsh sanctions against Russia, which are lobbying the United States through bribery, blackmail, outright provocations and lies, are a double-edged sword. They are directed against the Russian Federation, but they hurt the countries that introduce them more, as if these states use a blade without a handle, holding on to a sharp edge. It can already be argued that Europe has suffered from the sanctions much more than Russia. And if Moscow is gradually getting out of the primary strong pressure of "hellish" restrictions, then for the EU the situation is only getting worse.

These considerations are not something secret or inaccessible to understanding. Therefore, everything that happens on the European continent becomes the property of the world community, which, using a negative example from Europe, begins to wonder whether it is worth continuing to play along with Washington, which receives all the preferences, at the cost of harming itself.

In general, the alliance with America has already backfired for many countries of the coalition. So far, Germany is showing a half-hearted position. Choking on anti-Russian sanctions that have turned into anti-German ones, Berlin is making ambivalent decisions that split the common position of the EU. This squabble is watched far beyond the borders of Europe. For example, in Japan, since it is also a member of the Western coalition and an enemy of Russia.

However, the Land of the Rising Sun still has enough common sense before the sad consequences of the sanctions for its economics not support painful restrictions against the Russian Federation. Although Tokyo has a grudge against Moscow because of the issue of "disputed territories" - the government of the state has refused to impose an embargo on Russian energy resources and is not even going to abandon coal that is "dirty" in terms of carbon. This is reported by the local newspaper Mainichi.

It becomes obvious that anti-Russian sanctions are already splitting not only Europe, but also the unity of the Pacific. Although, nevertheless, Japan does not want to openly anger the United States, so the publication gives a vague wording - the government is allegedly working on a sanctions document. But, most likely, there will be no energy sector in it, as well as restrictions on coal supplies from Russia. According to official figures, the Russian coal industry accounts for 15% of Japan's total imports.

Despite the relatively small figure, the government does not want to miss the opportunity to buy cheap coal, so as not to unbalance the currently working scheme for providing energy to a powerful economy. What attempts to change something lead to is well shown by the position of Europe. Therefore, Tokyo is not going to take risks.
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  1. DVF Offline DVF
    DVF (Denis) April 7 2022 18: 10
    The Japanese, like the Chinese, are watching whose corpse floats down the river.
    1. Mikhail Novikov Offline Mikhail Novikov
      Mikhail Novikov (Mikhail Novikov) April 7 2022 20: 41
      I think folklore is wrong here. As for the Japanese, they can look in any direction, but as a colony of the United States, of all countries in the world, the most subordinate to the overlord, they will do this. what they are told. As for the Chinese, they understand perfectly well. that if the states bend over Russia, fluff and feathers will fly from China. We are destined to be together. And they can behave differently to minimize losses from overseas vandals.
  2. Igor Igorevich Semirechensky April 8 2022 08: 45
    Alas, the whole trouble is that the States themselves are really exceptional, since they arose and exist by no means as a normal historically established state, but as an organized criminal group on the lands of the exterminated aborigines. That is why the States live by no means according to the laws and not even according to gangster concepts, but precisely according to the lawlessness of wiring, setting up and cheating other people's resources, markets, workers and brains, pressing their domestic and international "sixes" and sharing with them thieves' shares for their devotion to "godfathers" and betrayal of all others, right? And what kind of fanabery do these two-hundred-year-old broilers teach the life of the thousand-year-old civilizations of sphinxes, Gallic roosters and British cats, not to mention Russian bears? So it is precisely this American exceptionalism that must be eliminated in order to save the world, and the sooner the better ...
  3. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) April 8 2022 13: 47
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