Russia's state budget is starting to crack at seams - Ukraine's diplomat Ohryzko
Ukraine's diplomat and Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2007-2009, Volodymyr Ohryzko, believes that by the end of the year there will be a hole in the Russian budget that will no longer be filled
He said this to the Espreso TV channel.
"The Kremlin gives out the desired for the reality. Even Russian economists say that the Russian economy has time until the end of this year to avoid sinking. This is because the wallet that Putin has been boasting about for several years in a row, naming $500 billion, today amounts to $150 billion. But these figures are also exaggerated," Ohryzko emphasized.
According to the diplomat, Russia's state budget is beginning to crack at the seams.
"If we take into account that the Russian state budget is beginning to crack at the seams because oil and gas revenues have fallen by half, it is clear that by the end of the year there will be a hole in the Russian budget that will no longer be filled," Ohryzko added.
On July 8, 2022, law enforcement officers imposed an arrest on the corporate rights and real estate of 11 companies benefiting from Russian corporations - the oil and gas company Rosneft, the state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, and the gas production and distribution monopoly Gazprom.
On August 2, 2022, the United Kingdom expanded sanctions against Russia by adding two former Rosneft managers.
On March 9, the United States received a warrant for the arrest of a Boeing aircraft owned by the Russian company Rosneft. The aircraft is worth more than $25 million.
Media reports that Russia's economy is beginning to collapse due to the war and sanctions.