Ребята не стесняются нести откровенный бред в сенате и показывать свои далеко не нежные отношения со здравым смыслом...
It is clear that our sanctions policy is working:
— Since the start of the year, Russia's stock market has declined by over 13 percent;
— The Russian ruble has depreciated by almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year, despite substantial market intervention by the Russian Central Bank and an interest rate hike, amid heavy capital outflows that have already exceed last year's total;
— The Central Bank of Russia has spent nearly $50 billion (10 percent of its total foreign exchange reserves) in an effort to defend the value of the ruble;
— The yield on Russia's 10-year government bond is up over 170 basis points;
— The government is feeling the bite of rising borrowing costs. On April 23, Russia was forced to cancel a debt auction due to a spike in the price investors demanded to buy Russian bonds;
— IMF expects as much as $100 billion in capital flight from Russia this year; the World Bank puts that estimate closer to $130 billion;
— Citing recent large capital outflows and a deteriorating economic outlook, S&P downgraded Russia's sovereign credit rating to BBB-, or one notch above junk status, with a negative outlook; and
— S&P has downgraded ratings and outlook for several Russian banks and corporations on the deteriorating outlook for the Russian economy.
Перечисленные выше факты имеют место в действительности,
НО КАКОЕ ОТНОШЕНИЕ К НИМ ИМЕЕТ МИНФИН США?
ЗЫ: первоисточник www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Glaser_Testimony.pdf