Polyansky finds Biden’s attempt to blame Russia for US inflation unconvincing
WASHINGTON, June 11 – RIA Novosti. First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyansky named US President Joe Biden’s words about “Putin’s tax” on food and fuel are a flimsy and futile attempt to blame others for their own failures.
Thus, speaking after the release of May inflation figures, which turned out to be the highest in more than 40 years, the American leader said that “the United States has never seen anything like Putin’s tax on food and gasoline combined.”
“President Putin seems to be running the United States as well because he can impose taxes on food and gas. It’s a flimsy and futile attempt by the US President to shift the blame and dodge his duties,” Polyansky wrote on Twitter.
After the start of Russia’s special military operation to demilitarize and navy Ukraine, the West stepped up its sanctions pressure on Moscow. Some countries announced the freeze of Russian assets, many brands left the country, calls were raised in Europe to reduce dependence on Russia’s energy resources.
The Kremlin called these measures an economic war like no other. At the same time, the sanctions are affecting Western countries where there is a serious increase in fuel and food prices.
In the United States in particular, inflation soared to 8.6 percent in May, the highest since December 1981. As Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen acknowledged, the rise in prices was driven by anti-Russian sanctions.
For his part, Putin noted that the USA began to call inflation after him, but Russia had nothing to do with it – this is a consequence of the mistakes of Western countries.
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