Moscow, June 8 – Americans use sanctions as a tool of intimidation, but they cannot stop business development, they will always find ways to get around restrictions, Sami Kotwani, head of the non-profit Indian Business Alliance, told the News Agency.
“Sanctions to me are a ‘joke’. The way Americans want to scare people. There are no sanctions for business, there are always other options and ways. When one door closes, another opens. Punishments are like a brick in the middle of the road, they can slow you down.” , but they cannot stop the work itself. If there are problems, there are ways to solve them. But the business cannot be closed with sanctions,” Kotwani said, answering a question about how the pressure of US sanctions will affect trade relations between Moscow and New Delhi.
The West has stepped up sanctions pressure on Russia over Ukraine, which has led to higher prices for electricity, fuel and food in Europe and the United States. Russian President Vladimir Putin stated earlier that the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West, and that the sanctions dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy. According to him, the main goal of the West is the deterioration of the lives of millions of people. The Russian Federation has repeatedly stated that Russia will solve all the problems that the West creates for it.