Russian ambassador says Moscow doesn’t ‘give a s–t’ about sanction threats by US and allies
Russia’s ambassador to Sweden has said President Vladimir Putin doesn’t “give a s–t” about sanctions that the US and its allies have threatened to slap on Moscow if it invades Ukraine.
“Excuse my language, but we don’t give a s–t about all their sanctions,” Viktor Tatarintsev told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet in an interview published on Saturday.
“We have already had so many sanctions and in that sense they’ve had a positive effect on our economy and agriculture,” Tatarinstsev said, adding that Russia has become “self-sufficient” and will weather any economic penalties imposed by the US and its allies.
“We are more self-sufficient and have been able to increase our exports. We have no Italian or Swiss cheeses, but we’ve learned to make just as good Russian cheeses using Italian and Swiss recipes,” he said.