Posted 14 ноября 2022,, 11:10

Published 14 ноября 2022,, 11:10

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Rishi Sunak declares Russia a 'rogue state'

Rishi Sunak declares Russia a 'rogue state'

14 ноября 2022, 11:10
The new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called Russia a "rogue state" and proposed a plan to reduce its influence on the world economy - he believes that countries should reduce their dependence on energy from the Russian Federation and produce more food.

According to The Telegraph, Sunak's plan is also to offer support to those who "need it the most in the coming winter". London continues to help Kyiv, its citizens in terms of electricity bills, and also takes measures to prevent world hunger, Sunak said.

In addition, he believes that those states that have such an opportunity should begin to increase the production of products. He accused Moscow of allegedly using food as a weapon. It should be noted that the Russian side has repeatedly pointed to the fact that initially grain was promised to be delivered to African countries as part of the grain deal, but it went to Europe.

The British Prime Minister also urged to remain committed to promoting free markets, to abandon energy dependence on Russia, to identify those who use their capabilities to create "credit traps" for developing countries (a policy in which the creditor country increases its influence by increasing the debt to the borrowing country ), as well as address the causes of rising inflation.

Sunak wrote an article with this plan before the G20 summit in Indonesia. Russia will be represented at the summit by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Britain decided to boycott Russia's speech at the event.

Last week it was reported that the UK authorities had frozen Russian assets totaling 18.39 billion pounds ($20.95 billion) since the start of the Ukraine conflict. This is 41% more than the amount that was frozen for September 2021.

Meanwhile, Britons themselves are struggling to pay their utility bills due to high inflation. In 2020, the number of residents of the country who find it difficult to pay their utility bills was 5.3 million. Food inflation in Britain in August reached a 14-year high. Prices in annual terms increased by 13.1%. The fastest growing prices in the UK are for milk, cheese and eggs.