Date: 10 months ago   Category: Politics

USA: How many Russia pays for annexation of the Crimea and occupation of Donbass


The research center Atlantic Council of the USA has counted how many money spends the Kremlin for conducting the geopolitical conflicts.

the Representative of analytical center Atlantic Council Anders Aslund has reported that invasion into Syria, the Crimean annexation and warfare in the east of Ukraine - very expensive tasks for Putin.

Aslund has said that 5,3% of the Russian GDP go on military needs. Besides, legal and public military tasks select another 3-4% of Russia.

In Atlantic Council consider that Russians gradually begin to feel that they war - very expensive action and soon will begin to ask a question: "And whether the country can afford it? "
Anders Aslund has counted
that cumulative Kremlin annual expenses on occupation of Donbass and annexation of Krysv make 4 billion US dollars. in addition, the Russian Federation loses money in trade and investments. All together gradual immerses this country in stagnation.

according to the analyst, the American and European sanctions are still effective. He doesn't see the fast end of the conflict in Krain therefore considers, счто in the future they can extend.

"Annual civil, legal and other expenses on military aggression make, at least, 45-60 billion dollars. The Kremlin, perhaps, considers these expenses operated at this stage, but their growth can have considerable political consequences", - Aslund has summed up.

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