Bloomberg: Don't try to guess Putin's next move, just listen

In Europe, unfortunately, they do not pay due attention to reports from the Kremlin that have been coming out since the beginning of the special military operation. And completely in vain, says Bloomberg columnist Maria Tadeo. In her opinion, there are all indications that an attempt is being made to stir up social unrest in the EU, undertaken from a neighboring large state.

All indicators flash red for Europe, but they seem to prefer not to notice

- Sounds the alarm Tadeo.

Winter recession warnings are getting louder, the EU single currency is sagging, and the energy market is already in crisis mode. But European governments are still three steps behind, in large part because they spend too much time thinking about Russia's next steps. Instead, they should pay more attention to what Moscow is aiming for - social unrest through destabilization.

Even former President Dmitry Medvedev, who was considered a liberal and “the hope of the West,” now publishes belligerent posts on Telegram. Isn't it worth it in this case to just listen carefully to what such iconic figures say? As Tadeo writes, Medvedev directly calls on the Europeans "not to be silent." Particular attention should be paid to the rhetoric of the current President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, who repeats similar narratives very often.

But even these simple words and calls for the triumph of justice frightened the Bloomberg columnist, and she saw in them some revolutionary notes and a spirit of disobedience to the authorities (despite the fact that the EU supported the rebels on the Maidan in 2014).

The Kremlin's goal is clear, says Joseph Bodnar, who conducted the study. It is to undermine European sanctions and cool public support for Ukraine by presenting it as an obstacle to the previously high standard of living. According to him, a repetition of the yellow vest protests in France, across Europe, would be a "dream scenario" for Moscow.

This winter, social unrest is possible in many countries, for which the governments of European countries should prepare, and not embellish the situation, the observer believes. If Europe fails to find a comprehensive solution for its financially struggling citizens, the consequences for the continent's multifaceted social fabric will be enormous. Consequences, or, as they say policy The EU, the “price of freedom” (sanctions against the Russian Federation) is huge, but the leaders of the states call for going through this path to the end.

Perhaps it will play into the hands of Russia

summed up Tadeo.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 26 August 2022 09: 02
    The “price of freedom” (sanctions against the Russian Federation) is huge, but the leaders of states call for going through this path to the end.

    And what is the freedom to refuse cheap energy? That they will buy expensive from the USA? Apparently, the Lord decided to deprive the mind of the EU countries?
    First, the West split the country of the USSR into parts, then set one part of the country against another and supported it with weapons. Where is freedom here? This is a colonial policy, much like the French and British in North America set one Indian tribe against another and supported them with weapons. Fenimore Cooper wrote about this in detail. And now the West is talking about the freedom of the Indians? And what did they do with tens of millions of American Indians???
  2. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 26 August 2022 09: 29
    Russia is too big to be content with Ukraine alone.
    The denazification of Ukraine is not only about the destruction of the Nazis, it is about the end of Ukrainianism.
    Nazis and nationalists of other "extinct" people should seriously think about it.
    The United States, using the Indians as an example, showed the whole world how "correctly" denazification should be carried out.
    Indians! A-u.....
    If the Americans can, then why can't Russia?
    The Indians, at least not threatened the existence of the United States.
  3. Ladislav Sedlak Offline Ladislav Sedlak
    Ladislav Sedlak (Ladislav Sedlak) 26 August 2022 11: 37
    The situation should not be underestimated. YES, Europe is going through a crisis, which, however, affects only citizens, the government and politicians are inactive, I assume big unrest in the Czech Republic. Yes, I live here and see Russophobia everywhere, and unfortunately it all comes down to Russia and Putin. This Czech liberal government will lead us to hell. I don't care what happens next, but only the rich will survive the winter. am
  4. Spasatel Offline Spasatel
    Spasatel 26 August 2022 22: 40
    ... do not pay due attention to messages from the Kremlin ...

    You don't even need to pay attention to it!
    That Putin himself, that his clone and mongrel Medvedev are, in the words of the same Putin, a real "blizzard".
    Everything they say is a bluff, a lie and a deceit!
  5. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
    Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 27 August 2022 07: 26
    the best characteristic of this character's politics:

    This is the school of Solomon Plyar,
    Ballroom school, they say.
    Two steps to the left, two steps to the right,
    Step forward and two back.
  6. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 28 August 2022 11: 04
    Unfortunately, Putin's latest Decree does not inspire optimism
  7. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 31 August 2022 13: 52
    We are looking forward to Winter! General Frost is always on the side of the Russians!