As countries band together to defend Ukraine from Russian forces, Russia continues to gain an influx of Sanctions. In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russia is seeing the potential of demolishing its country’s economic health. Alongside the violence, terror, and loss the people of Ukraine must feel, comes fuel to the fire of anger getting directed towards Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In the months and weeks leading up to his initial attack on Ukraine, both Putin and Russian officials reassured officials across the world that there was no plan to invade Ukraine. Following their conflict that ended in 2014, Ukrainian PresidentVolodymyr Zelenskyy still felt the pressure of war as Russian soldiers began staying near the Ukrainian borders.
Now, six days after Russia’s initial attacks, Russia has just dropped missiles on Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. All of the blood that’s getting spilled is causing the government official’s blood to boil.
Succeeding the initial attacks on Ukraine, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire declared an all-out financial and economic war against Russia for its wrongdoings to Ukraine. As many Russians scramble for a physical form of currency, many Russians fear the economy could only worsen as tensions continue to escalate.
Today, in response to Le Maire’s declaration, Russia’s top security official Dmitry Medvedev, a former Russian President, took to Twitter to further intensify the two countries’ current relationship, “Today, some French minister has said that they declared an economic war on Russia. Watch your tongue, gentlemen! And don’t forget that in human history, economic wars quite often turned into real ones.” The intention of intimidation lined the social media platform in France due to fear of what was to come following what many believed were hastily made words.
Following the attention his declaration made, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire rowed back on his language and later said his words were inappropriate.