MOSCOW, 14 Aug — Russia circumvents Western sanctions with the help of the “Trojan horse in NATO” – Turkey writes French newspaper Courrier international.
Trade volume between Ankara and Moscow has risen sharply in recent months, a sign of significant transit activity helping Russia evade sanctions.
In addition, Putin and Erdogan agreed to promote the Russian payment system Mir in Turkey, which should make it much easier for Russian companies to do business in this state, the authors remind.
Experts predict that all this will allow the two countries, one of which is a member of NATO, to significantly strengthen their economic ties, the material summarized.
After the start of the Russian special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, the West stepped up sanctions pressure on Moscow: Russian assets worth hundreds of billions of dollars were frozen, and the European Union has already adopted seven packages of restrictive measures, including an embargo on coal and oil.
The Kremlin called these measures an economic war like no other. As President Vladimir Putin has pointed out, the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy for the West, but the sanctions have dealt a severe blow to the entire global economy.